2023 Feasts & New Moon Dates
Following are dates of the Biblically commanded Feasts for 2023.* These are not only Jewish Holy Days. In Leviticus 23:2 Yehovah tells us, “These are My appointed festivals, the appointed festivals of the Lord, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.” They are Yehovah’s specially appointed times available to all His followers. Mark your calendar and plan ahead to participate with Yehovah on His Holy Days!
On the Hebrew/Biblical calendar a day begins and ends at dusk (See Genesis 1).
Accordingly, each of these Feasts begins and ends at sundown.
- Passover: April 4-5, 2023
- Feast of Unleavened Breads: April 5-12, 2023
- Feast of First Fruits: April 8-9, 2023
- Counting the Omer: April 9 – May 27, 2023
- Feast of Weeks/Pentecost: May 27-28, 2023
- Feast of Trumpets: September 15-16, 2023
- Day of Atonement: September 24-25, 2023
- Feast of Tabernacles/Shelters/Harvest: September 29 – October 6, 2023
- The Eighth Day: October 6-7, 2023
*These dates are taken from a calendar synchronized to start each Hebrew month on the new moon as it would be seen from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This new moon is calculated using lunar phase software that can pinpoint the moon’s position and phase at any time from any latitude/longitude on earth. In some cases they do not match the dates determined by Jewish Rabbis. There are other correct ways to reckon the dates.
Our Feasts at a Glance reference guide provides these dates along with the purpose, tone and various commandments for each.
More About The Feasts
For more information on observing these Feasts, read: Why celebrate these Feasts?
Read all of our posts pertaining to the Spring Feasts and the Fall Feasts.
Recommended Hebrew Calendar
The Feasts are determined by the Hebrew calendar. It is helpful to keep a Messianic Hebrew calendar on hand. I recommend the one put out by Lion and Lamb Ministries. It is beautifully designed and overlays the Hebrew and Gregorian calendars. It includes color-coded Sabbaths, New Moons and Feasts and the weekly Torah and Messianic scripture portions.
Recommended Book Explaining the Feasts
“The Feasts of the Lord” by Kevin Howard and Marvin Rosenthal is written from both a Christian and Jewish experience. It is perfect for those just starting in their understanding of the Feasts’ significance to all of Yeshua’s followers, and for those who want a concise reference for all the major Feasts and other well known observances. It covers the Biblical observances, the modern observances, the fulfillment and application today for each one.
2023 Expected New Moon Dates
The Hebrew calendar is based on the lunar cycle. The first evening the new moon of each cycle can be observed in the sky denotes the beginning of a new month on the Hebrew calendar. According to the Bible, new moons are also cause for celebration.
For more information on the New Moon celebration, read The New Moon – Who Knew?
To mark your calendar, view the Expected Dates of New Moons in 2023.
We need to know Torah and how to follow it correctly, in order for the upcoming generation to worship right and truthfully. May we all remain blessed.
January 23, 2023 at 1:05 am
Todah rabah for the information on the set apart feasts days or father Yah .👑🦁👑
October 20, 2022 at 1:05 am
Thank you.. For this
September 27, 2022 at 5:33 pm
Thank you for elaborating and making sure we understand the Feasts of The LORD! Be BLESSED!!!
September 22, 2022 at 7:13 pm
September 13, 2022 at 11:50 am
Thank you Susan for this information.
Yahweh Bless you and Keep you.
August 29, 2022 at 10:57 pm
What is the 8th day about? where’s the Scripture? I was wondering about that.
August 26, 2022 at 10:16 am
This post explains some of it https://messianicsabbath.com/2016/08/25/the-8th-day-the-last-feast-is-just-the-beginning/.
As with all of YHVH’s appointed days, no matter how much you know or teach, there is much more to learn. This will get you started.
August 29, 2022 at 5:46 pm
June 30, 2022 at 12:31 am
God bless you for spreading the word of YHWH, Abba Yah/Yahushua…I know how important these #Kingdomworks really are, as I was appointed to be an “end-times messenger for the Lord Jesus Christ (Yahushua HaMashiach..). Amein❤️✝️🌿🕊️………………⏳
May 16, 2022 at 9:20 am
Thanks alot this is so surprised to get the exact info actually we did it in advanced
But i believe this is for gathering the personal one is for your own salvation.
March 30, 2022 at 6:32 am
I appreciate your information. Thanks a lot.
March 27, 2022 at 2:54 pm
Information is Knowledge. Thank you. Please may I ask for the days of The Feasts and new Moons for the year 2022?
March 25, 2022 at 10:59 am
Hello Susan, See above on this page for 2022 feast and expected new month dates.
April 11, 2022 at 12:27 pm
G-od bless you and your ministry.
October 2, 2021 at 5:06 pm
Thank you. I am interested in following Gods festivels, learning about them.
September 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Thank you for putting this out. Helpful
Another excellent book to study the feasts is write your Dr. Robert Heidler called … The Messianic Church Arising.
September 21, 2021 at 5:29 am
I watched the video on Saturday or Sunday regarding the Sabbath and biblically neither day is actually correct for in the Bible all is based on the new moon. In biblical times they did not have our current calendar. The moon is God’s time and our calendar is man’s timing; so are we not to observe sabbath according to God’s signs and seasons?
September 11, 2021 at 1:31 pm
Yes! That is totally correct Jo! Exodus 23:10-13 speaks of the Sabbath for the land in the seventh year. It also mentions the Sabbath day after 6 days of work you shall rest on the seventh day. THEN in verse 13 the LORD states “And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.”
I have been convicted to keep the Sabbath according to the Ancient Hebrew calendar of the Bible. I believe you have been inspired by the Holy Spirit to see the truth of God’s calendar. I pray you will continue searching His Scriptures to seek the signs and seasons for His Holy days.
January 24, 2022 at 7:51 am
The 7 Day week has remained the same, regardless of which calendar is used. The 7th Day Sabbath always has and still begins on Friday at sundown and ends Saturday at Sundown. Blessings…
April 9, 2022 at 2:24 pm
Am a huge fan of Jewish life but I don’t have strong Jewish background, though, am observant. Keep me informed to enable me to fall in line.
September 5, 2021 at 11:04 am
That can make you apart of what it speaks about in Ephesians as One New Man.
Ask for sins of the Fathers to be removed from your family line almost like generational sins from your grandfathers all the way to Christ. Then it’s a new beginning.
For me if I see one gray hair on my head, I remember we are to remind God of this sin being removed and then my hair goes back to its original color again at the root. 💜👍🏼🙏
October 7, 2021 at 4:58 pm
Wow, bless you, thank you so I just prayed that generational curse prayer. Thank you King Yahweh for this awesome revelation
April 1, 2022 at 11:02 pm
Very helpful to me, please notify me on the feasts and new moon.
July 18, 2021 at 12:05 am
Being a stunch believer in the Torah, I wish to be abreast with the New Moon dates so I can continue to observe and celebrate it according to Elohim s injunction. Thanks for providing it. Shallom lekulam!
June 28, 2021 at 2:27 pm
You’re welcome, Monica. Blessings to you.
July 1, 2021 at 3:21 pm
April 10, 2021 at 2:03 am
May 8, 2021 at 3:36 am
Thank You 🙏🏽 4 Sharing
March 24, 2021 at 6:05 am
I like the new moon calendar as it helps me to know when its a new moon and i pray . I have learnt at church about declaring the new day at 18 :00hours ,new week on Fridays at 18hours . And also the new month. And their importance. So this calendar helps me to do just that. Thank you to all that put in their all just to publish this calendar of new moons.
March 17, 2021 at 11:40 am
Wonderful, Mutale! I, too, am thankful to the sages that have kept this knowledge and teaching in front of us, and that YHVH shares his wisdom with us. Blessings to you.
March 18, 2021 at 6:38 am
Could you help me to understand why on the Jewish Federation webpage it say that the Feast of Trumpets begin on 9/7 but your web page says 9/8. I am just seeking clarity. Thank you so much.
June 12, 2021 at 7:00 am
There are a few ways to reckon the Hebrew calendar. Our congregation uses the calendar put out by Lion & Lamb Ministries (https://www.messianicmarketplace.org/search?type=product&q=2021+calendar). This calendar is synchronized to start each Hebrew month on the new moon as it would be seen from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This new moon is calculated using lunar phase software that can pinpoint the moon’s position and phase at any time from any latitude/longitude on earth.
I hope that helps.
June 18, 2021 at 6:49 am
I want to be a part of these feast days, I want to know everything about him
March 9, 2021 at 8:54 pm
I know the feeling! The feasts are an awesome way that God reveals more of himself to us. If you are just starting out, the resources on this page will help you understand more about how to participate in the feasts and the significance of them in our walk with him. Enjoy the journey!
March 18, 2021 at 7:09 am
April 7, 2021 at 7:25 pm
YES, ! Timothy YOU ARE A DON OF THE MOST HIGH…
To this man will i look,
he with a meek spirit
( humble, teachable – listening, heeding, learning perceiving spirit) for our Father and our Messiah want TO COMMUNE WITH THAT KIND…
Made in THEIR IMAGE…
Let us reason together
Commune in spirit and in truth
I AM IAUE ….. THAT IS MY NAME
May He bless you Timothy, richly, forever
May 22, 2021 at 8:00 am
I was mistakenly copied wrong dates for Annual Sabbath. Thanks to Yahweh for the guide on Annual Sabbath’s calendar. Yahweh bless you and keep you safe Numbers 6:22-27.
March 8, 2021 at 10:56 am
Thank you for truth
March 7, 2021 at 10:03 am
God richly bless you all the creator Callender team, am very happy to discover lovely family in the right path, l will be happy to see greater and successful team, am in Dubai but few months l will here and go back to my country, pls you have branches in Ghana, l want to know thank you so much for the good job
March 3, 2021 at 9:33 pm
do you have any indication yet of how the barley crop is progressing toward ripeness? Do you think it may be ripe enough for Passover to be in march or not looking like it will be ripe enough yet and will be bumped to next month (april)?
February 13, 2021 at 2:52 pm
Here is a site where you can follow along as they track the barley in Israel: https://www.abibofgod.com/abib-reports
March 11, 2021 at 7:00 am
Have the feasts of Passover and unleavened bread occurred at same time, meaning overlapping each other? Or have they always been one following the other?
January 21, 2021 at 5:27 am
Hello Kilian, I would be interested in what prompted your question. Have you seen this somewhere or find a way to calculate it as overlapping? Following Leviticus 23, which stipulates when the appointed times are, the Feast of Unleavened Bread always starts as Passover is ending: vs. 5-6 “On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the Lord’s Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord;” This is the instruction I follow. How have you done it?
January 29, 2021 at 6:48 am
it is possible if you’re comparing conjunction with crescent sliver
May 15, 2021 at 6:11 pm
Feast of Unleavened Bread always have to follow after Passover.
February 17, 2021 at 5:59 am
Jewish calendar is false. Exodus 12. Abib is head of year. Abib means ripe barley. We don’t know when Passover will be because barley isn’t ripe. Simple. All Jews and Messianic and Sabbath keepers have never observed the correct feast days because they have not observed the barley to determine the accuracy of when Passover falls.
November 11, 2020 at 2:27 pm
People do investigate the barley in Israel to make sure it is ripe before the sliver of the new moon appears:
November 18, 2020 at 6:27 am
When will we know the date for the next Pesach (2021)?
October 15, 2020 at 2:04 pm
Hi Brenda, Pesach 2021 begins at sundown March 27, and the Feast of Unleavened Bread extends until sundown April 4, with the Firstfruits on beginning that night. Here is a list of all 2021 Feast dates: https://messianicsabbath.com/feast-dates/#comment-8323 , and I will add my “At-a-Glance” handout shortly.
November 11, 2020 at 7:15 am
Was yesterday 10/10 2020 a High Sabbath
October 11, 2020 at 6:16 pm
Yes, The 8th Day of Sukkot is a High Sabbath, Lev. 23:36. On the calendar we observe, 10/10 was the 8th Day.
October 15, 2020 at 10:03 pm
I will be working with you in the matchless Name ourAdon Yashua!!
September 6, 2020 at 10:20 pm
This is lovely…
March 18, 2020 at 3:52 am
Thank you so much for your post, this opens up a whole new meaning to what we were meant to celebrate, A’ho!!!!
November 22, 2019 at 3:50 am
Yes, it is exciting once we realize what we’ve been missing! Thanks goes to Yehovah for his revelation.
November 22, 2019 at 6:05 am
Thanks for giving this information but I want clear information with according bible reference
November 8, 2019 at 10:27 pm
Which information are you wanting Bible references for that you are not finding?
November 9, 2019 at 9:20 pm
Can you please confirm for me which is the TRUE 7th day Sabbath, along with scriptural references. Been wondering about it for a while now.
November 10, 2019 at 8:16 am
I recommend these two resources:
“How Sunday Became the Popular Day of Worship” by Kenneth A. Strand (a paper)
“The Sabbath – Stunning Admissions” by David C. Pack (a video)
I hope you will find these helpful in pursuing your walk in Yehovah’s ways.
November 14, 2019 at 7:02 am
Thank you so much for your work and sharing the information.
Love to see Yhwhs truth
September 30, 2019 at 5:22 am
So enjoy the rest on holy Sabbath’s!!
September 30, 2019 at 5:24 am
I just want to thank you for all the information that you have shared. I believe in God’s feast days and the new moon. I forgot about today was the beginning of Tabernacle Feast and I messed up. Please pray for me and my family. We kept Blowing of the Trumpet and day of Atonement and now Tabernacle. I got my days wrong. I was actually blinded on this day. and I feel so bad, please pray for me and my family? In Jesus’s name a-men. The Williams family.
October 13, 2019 at 1:43 pm
Remember, the Feasts are now rehearsals for things to come. Yeshua’s blood is our righteousness. We follow YHVH’s instructions because we are saved by Yeshua’s blood, not in order to be saved. Do all that you can with no condemnation.
October 15, 2019 at 7:01 am
I feel Blessed, my Birthday is Sept 30, 2019 Rosh Hashanah, I,ll be 89
September 24, 2019 at 9:02 pm
Happy Birthday, Carmen! May the blowing of the trumpets always remind you of rebirth at the coming of our Messiah.
October 2, 2019 at 9:57 pm
Shallom,Yahshua be with you all
September 10, 2019 at 11:47 am
It’s a blessing to celebrate my birthday during these Holiday Days
April 28, 2019 at 6:26 am
I have that same experience. My birthday usually falls during the Feast of Unleavened Bread – thank YHVH for flourless chocolate cake!
May 7, 2019 at 2:10 pm
This helps me for today. Please consider putting the Hebrew name of the Holy Day, such as Pesach, along with the common name , Passover in English. I have had calendars in the past, that say either one.
God bless you and keep you and make His Face to shine on you . Amen, in Yeshua HaMassiach
April 16, 2019 at 7:29 am
Hello everyone at lion and Lamb ministries. Thank you for the calendar this helps me out so much. I pray blessings and prosperity, and people to Learn the truth of celebrating the feast days that God has provided for us. Thank you for your ministry and everything that line and lamb ministry does for the people of faith and truth.
April 14, 2019 at 7:47 am
Good information thank you.
March 23, 2019 at 2:46 pm
Are we supposed to celebrate The new moon if so how do we partake of this high holy day?
Also exactly how are we to really reverence the sabbath day according to Matthew 28:1?
March 22, 2019 at 11:38 am
Doreena, I recommend this article regarding the new moon (head of the month) and this article regarding observing the Sabbath.
May YHVH bless your desire to go deeper with him.
March 25, 2019 at 11:26 am
Thank you so much for having the feast day in English where I could understand. I appreciate you so much💞 for this. All glory to the Lord Yesuah. ( Jesus the Christ) shalom, mercy, grace and abundance of joy be multiplied to you and all your loved ones. James 3:17-18 but the wisdom that is from above is first pure and peaceable, gentle easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits. Without partiality without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
Shalom with the love of the Lord. Be encouraged
Perservere patiently. 🙏😊 God bless you richly
March 22, 2019 at 11:37 am
I do try to keep the Feast days but I don’t know what is right because everyone gives different dates. What are the correct dates and times. Could you tell me how to conduct a Passover meal.
I thank you in Yahushua’s name
March 19, 2019 at 1:17 pm
There are three legitimate ways of reckoning the Hebrew dates. The dates listed on my website follow a calendar that is calculated to begin each Hebrew month as a new moon would be seen from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Even within our small congregation there are disagreements on which calendar is correct because all can be right, but we’ve had to agree on one, so that we are all in unity during the feasts. You will have to seek YHVH and determine which you will follow. Meanwhile, because the Bible is not definitive on the matter, we can give each other grace, since we will not really be sure until Yeshua returns and teaches us truth.
For a simple Passover meal, I recommend this booklet, which will walk you through each item that is part of a messianic seder. You don’t have to have all the accessories that are traditionally used, but if you want a complete set, this is a good one.
I’m glad you are concerned with being on YHVH’s calendar. I hope this is helpful. May He bless your diligence.
March 22, 2019 at 11:50 am
Thank you so much.
February 7, 2019 at 5:22 pm
What does forever mean? What does For all including foreigners mean?
Where did Jesus (Yeshua) change or do away with the festivals and-or the laws?
We have always had grace since Adam. We have forgiveness of sins by repentance, believing and obedience of Yeshua.
Are we followers of the way by Yeshua who was a Jew, lived and obeyed Torah?
Or followers of a Jesus taught today that is a sinner, one that observes pagan holidays, eats unclean food, does not keep Saturday Sabbath, And promotes unity worship with sinner, instead of unity with the father as he does. Salvation comes being imitators and followers of the real Yeshua, observing the festivals as we can in our countries away from Israel. Also remember we do not have the final temporary temple. Meaning that eventually Revelation 20-21 YHVH will bring the new heaven. He will be with us, he will provide the place of worship forever.
March 17, 2019 at 4:39 am
Hi- the Greek used in NT refers to a spiritual temple. You will see upon study OT Greek refers to physical building. Yeshua taught the temple will be rebuilt in you. Remember too when he said he would tear down the temple and rebuild in 3days. The temple in rev and all else in NT all are spiritual temple. If you learn a little Greek you will be able to study yourself in the spirit and the Holy Spirit helped me he will also lead you. Blessings to you in Jesus name and Glory to YHVH forever.
September 27, 2019 at 12:30 pm
Why should you study Greek? The first biblical language was hebrew & aramaic. Translation from hebrew to greek then back to english or hebrew loose cultural meaning and clarity. My questions were not answered. And were really meant as rhetorical. People today especially following greek and the many translations are following false prophets. YHVH wants a balance, old and new (all in one). Understanding grace, healing, forgiveness, repentance & obedience. All is forever! Thank you and keep up the good work!
October 3, 2019 at 5:30 am
No record of counting of omer observed by apostles in acts in new testament.
February 5, 2019 at 9:53 pm
Look to before Yehusha’s ascension, when He instructed for the disciples to wait for the helper to arrive. The helper, the Ruach HaChodesh, did arrive on Feast of Shavuot which is the culmination of Feast of Weeks, otherwise known as counting down the Omer. So, they literally had to count or number their days in order to know when to be in Yerusalem for the pilgrimage feast of Shavuot. Besides which, Yehusha commanded them to wait during that time of “counting the Omer.”
April 20, 2019 at 6:32 am
Ive been observing for almost 10 years now when I came across this information given the understanding right away that this was what I was suppose to do, I believe by the Inspiration of the Holy Spirit. And now you have solidifyed what I had always believed to be true.
June 2, 2019 at 3:11 am
Absolutely fascinating. Time for all not only The Jews, to obey the teachings and instructions of The Lord. Time to obey The Torah.
December 8, 2018 at 10:10 pm
If you are a A Christian do you still follow the feast of the Lord? Now that we have Jesus, are we not under the covenant of grace.
October 18, 2018 at 5:54 am
Absolutely – would not miss them!
If you do a search on the word “covenant” in the Bible, you will find very specific covenants the Lord made with specific people, that carry on to this day, each one building on the previous ones. Many categorize them into 7 or sometimes 8 covenants:
If you do a search on “covenant of grace” in the Bible, you will not find it. This is a man-made interpretation. There is no need for a covenant of grace, because there is grace throughout everything the Lord has done from the beginning of creation. Every covenant demonstrates his grace, in that he – despite his absolute holiness – pursues a relationship with mankind.
The Feasts especially testify to his grace toward us in that he is asking us to come near to him as he is drawing near to us at those times. As a Christian, it is even more clear how the Feasts commemorate and celebrate everything we believe in:
The infilling of the Holy Spirit
Jesus’ second coming
Jesus’ blood atonement
The Wedding Feast of the Lamb
The New Heaven & New Earth
This blog post spells it out very simply, so that you can see the connection between Jesus and the Feasts.
I encourage you to rethink the Feasts and the idea of a “covenant of grace” that would do away with them.
May Yehovah answer your desire to know his will.
November 9, 2018 at 10:34 pm
May YHWH Bless you forevermore.
June 2, 2019 at 3:21 am
We’re not required right now to follow any but those who keep the weekly Sabbath holy will be blessed of God. Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath. We will keep the Feast of Tabernacles during His millennium reign on earth because that’s what that feast represents. Our new covenant through Jesus is a “covenant of grace” only because we are saved by grace through faith, but it is a “new” covenant by the blood of the Lamb of God. The Jews had the TaNaK (Torah- Law/Instruction, Nebohim- the Prophets, Ketovim- the Writings… T.N.K.). The biggest thing to remember is that Jesus said that the sheep entered into God’s rest because of the sacrificial love they showed in giving people water, food, clothing and their time. Those who prophesied or healed or did ministry in Jesus name without showing love, didn’t enter in. God is love. God is light. He’s not interested so much in your sacrifices and feasts as He is interested in whether you demonstrate mercy, love and righteousness. Understand and practice the Hebrew word CHeSeD (covenantal continuous committed compassions) oft translated as mercy, love, lovingkindness and kindness, and you’ll be on your way to a very beautiful relationship with God. Remember, the Kingdom of God is a matter of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Practice true CHeSeD and you’ll practice all of these three.
Please remember that the Jews were “tutored” by the TaNaK, but most Christians haven’t been and, thus, don’t understand the teaching the Old Testament/ TaNaK provides about Jesus nor did most Christians understand the Word of God, including prophecies, that Jesus fulfilled. Observing the feasts for the sake of knowing our Lord more intimately is a wonderful thing to do. God has hidden many secrets for us to uncover in the TaNaK and it is for our glory to seek them out.
Have fun and joy in your journey with Jesus! He loves us so much and wants such intimacy with us!
January 20, 2019 at 4:54 pm
Well said. I may not understand your statement about Jesus said the sheep entered the rest because of the sacrificial love they showed when…… I looked, but could not verify. This is the scriptural that witnesses in my spirit.
8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
That rest is available. But we are encouraged to labor to enter in via faith, that all has been accomplished through the work of Jesus, and that God is faithful. I can then rest in that assurance. The love, giving, and nature of God will then be displayed in my life as a fruit.
Much love, and many thanks, John
September 2, 2020 at 11:03 pm
So many misinterpretations that has no root in actual scripture. Check these for directions:
“For this is the love for Elohim, that we guard His commands, and His commands are not heavy, because everyone having been born of Elohim overcomes the world. And this is the overcoming that has overcome the world: our belief.”
Yoḥanan Aleph (1 John) 5:3-4 TS2009
““This is the covenant that I shall make with them after those days, says יהוה, giving My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I shall write them,” and, “Their sins and their lawlessnesses I shall remember no more.””
Iḇ`rim (Hebrews) 10:16-17 TS2009
“‘And the children of Yisra’ĕl shall guard the Sabbath, to perform the Sabbath throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant.”
Shemoth (Exodus) 31:16 TS2009
“Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to complete. For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one yod or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done.”
Mattithyahu (Matthew) 5:17-18 TS2009
September 9, 2020 at 7:19 am
What is the covenant of grace? To most it is nothing but a license to sin, a way to get around to obedience to the written word. Remember, the Written Word is nothing more or less than the Living Word. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,and the Word was God. God demands Obedience . Obedience is better than sacrafice. Don’t let your ‘grace’ allow you to sin. Don’t let your ‘grace’ cause you to miss the mark. Sin is sin no matter how you do it whether it’s done in ‘grace’ or under law.
March 4, 2019 at 1:07 pm
We are all in the flesh and therefore we all fall short so we repent ! No man is perfect! The last supper Jesus said do this in remembrance of me ! I think we should no make a religion out of days and weeks or moons ect.. Jesus became our Passover! So I worship him every day. I take communion about three times a year or when I feel I really need it! Thank for listening! I pray for all that love our lord and savior!
March 8, 2019 at 7:42 am
Is Jesus not the LORD. Father and Son worship the same way. We as Christians must not follow the holy days of Nimrod but must follow the LORDS holy days. Pagan beliefs are steeped in Christianity. The sleepers must awaken to the truth and follow it in spirit and in deed. Give to Ceaser what’s belongs to him and give to the LORD what belongs to Him. Who do you belong to? Here are the feast days true Chistians should be following. There is great blessing in walking the straight path into the narrow to the LORDS throne. Many of us believe the LORD take us up around the Feast of Trumpets. Keep your eyes peeled and stay prepared.
Passover: April 19-20, 2019
Feast of Unleavened Breads: April 20-27, 2019
Feast of First Fruits: April 20-21, 2019
Counting the Omer: April 20-Jun 8, 2019
Feast of Weeks/Pentecost: Jun 8-9, 2019
Feast of Trumpets: September 29-30, 2019
Day of Atonement: October 8-9, 2019
Feast of Tabernacles/Shelters/Harvest: October 13-20, 2019
The Eighth Day: October 20-21, 2019
March 7, 2019 at 7:39 pm
I don’t know when we’ll be taken up but I do observe these Holy Days and I have found a greater understanding of who YHWH is to me.
June 2, 2019 at 3:37 am
So what do you imply by being under a grace covenant
March 15, 2019 at 8:41 pm
This is a reply to this question.
Ralph Lowery commented on 2019 Feasts & New Moon Dates.
in response to A Christian:
If you are a A Christian do you still follow the feast of the Lord? Now that we have Jesus, are we not under the covenant of grace.
So what do you imply by being under a grace covenant.
The first Christians were Jews. Jesus and all the Apostles kept the Commandments, Feast Days, Holy Days and the Sabath which is friday night to saturday night. If you follow the word then we should follow what scripture says. The LORD never goes back on His word and He means what he says. Jesus came not to abolish the law but to fullfill it. Here is a few scriptures for you.
EX 5:1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.
EX 10:9 And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto the LORD.
EX 12:14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
EX 12:17 And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.
EX 13:6 Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD.
EX 23:14 Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.
EX 23:15 Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:)
EX 23:16 And the feast of harvest, the first fruits of thy labors, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of in gathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labors out of the field.
EX 32:5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD.
EX 34:18 The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month Abib: for in the month Abib thou camest out from Egypt.
EX 34:22 And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of in gathering at the year’s end.
EX 34:25 Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the Passover be left unto the morning.
LE 23:6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.
LE 23:34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.
LE 23:39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.
LE 23:41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
NU 28:17 And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.
NU 29:12 And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days:
DE 16:10 And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the LORD thy God with a tribute of a freewill offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give unto the LORD thy God, according as the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
DE 16:13 Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine:
DE 16:14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.
DE 16:15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.
DE 16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:
DE 31:10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles.
March 22, 2019 at 1:44 pm
Do Messianic Jews bring special monetary offerings to The Lord for all 3 fall feasts?
September 6, 2018 at 10:07 am
Yes Susan. Males are required to 3 times per year but you can give on the Sabbaths any time of the year.
November 15, 2018 at 3:17 pm
Yes I begin to learn about the feasting and I really want to know more about new moon and also feasting. Celebrate the feasting.
September 2, 2018 at 6:53 pm
Yes,love your site,as member of sabbatical community, I run a local Ministry here and the is Grace Sabbath Ministry. As a new ministry we need your support
August 21, 2018 at 7:16 am
Shalom Mark Sorry for taking a while to reply to your comment on my comment about the sabbath or feasts not taking place throughout the whole world at the same time.
There is a lot to tell for better understanding in your comment about information.
If you are still interested you can contact me at email@example.com and I will reveal to you a lot more information on these topics. Stella
*stella is not associated with MessianicSabbath.com. She is a visitor and reader of this blog. Her views are her own and may or may not reflect the views of this website. If you contact her for further discussion, please understand you are no longer in discussion with MessianicSabbath.com.*
August 2, 2018 at 8:42 pm
Hello Stella…I grew up in an Seventh-day Adventist home and went to their schools through my senior year. Although they have some of it right…like the Sabbath and observance of the dietary instructions…they ignore the commanded observance of Yahovah’s feasts and celebrate the pagan based holidays of Christmas and Easter. I left the Adventist denomination because Yahovah’s instructions never change…He is the same yesterday, today and forever. His Word is eternal. His TORAH is our instruction manual for life. Everything we need to know about family, marriage, worship of our creator, ethics, morality, integrity, etc. can be found in Torah. The TORAH is our foundation of belief. Like Joshua said, “but I and my house, we will serve YHWH”. Yahshua taught TORAH.
September 11, 2018 at 11:17 am
I am an adventist .
I have just discovered that the 7 th day sabbath is determined from the moon cycle and not from the continuosly cycling papal/ pagan / Gregorian week which fixes the Sabbath on Saturday.
This is supported by Genesis1:14 Exodus 16 , 1 Samuel 20: 24 and 27
Psalm 104:19 and Isaiah 66: 23.
May you put me in contact with people who use the biblical mosaic Jewish calendar to determine the 7 th day sabbath.
The biblical sabbath is not fixed on Saturday but changes every month depending on which day is the new moon.
New moon : day 1 : feasts non working day
Day 2-7 6 working days
Day 8 : sabbath.
September 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm
please am Ruben from Ghana, I keep all the feast days and the newmoon including the sabbath and also believes in Yahshua.but I want to learn much abt libation pouring and sacrifices .to be specific ,the spiritual aspect and rituals in messianic.
July 25, 2018 at 1:36 pm
Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of baptizing a gentleman named Douglas from Ghana in the Jordan River. You are on the right path Ruben…walk with Yahshua and follow TORAH, the doctrines Yahovah, not the doctrines made up by men.
September 11, 2018 at 10:45 am
May 12, 2018 at 1:04 pm
I am Jewish And know alot about the feasts.
There are Jews who do not keep feasts
There are those who do not like their Jewish religion .
I am not a Jewish Messianic but am Jewish.
However I am a believer of the Messiah filled with his holy spirit and therefore I am strictly a follower of the Messiah lead only by his spirit.
I came out of the religion of the cult of Judaism to know my L-rd and my salvation
The L-rd stripped off the veil that kept me blind from seeing the real truth in the Messiah and his redemption by his own sacrifice and the shedding of his own blood making atonement for my sins. Everything in what I was brought up to believe was a lie handed down by our fathers ( rabbis) were lies.
They themselves deny the Messiah and hate his name, they will persecute anyone who believes in him.
Beware of false teachings I did not receive his holy spirit by the fact of doing my own righteous works or rituals ; but, by faith in him alone. This was the faith once being delivered to the saints ( Yah true people ).Meaning : it’s only through faith in the Messiah that one can only have a true relationship with G-d ( Yah ).that relationship only comes through the spirit of G-d that dwell in you not by doing any kind of self righteous works like water librations, and etc.nor by rituals
I know about this things being born a Jew by Jewish parents.
Y’shua himself said beware of the leaven of the Pharisees = ( later the religion of the Pharisees was changed to be called Judaism )
The words Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees meant beware of the false teachings of Rabbis who call themselves teachers of the law, but it applies to their own teachings which they added and replaced there teachings as G,-d law which became a heavy yoke and a heavy burdens to fulfill everyday what is called their law .is referring to the ” Peh ba’al ” . This is what is known as their oral law .
September 5, 2018 at 9:15 am
Thank you for sharing your story, Stella. May HaShem bless you for your commitment to follow him.
September 11, 2018 at 1:09 pm
hi iam also impressed to hear that testimony may Yahweh build you up in Him iam amessianic believer residing in kenya and looking upon Yahshuas imminent return YAHWEH bless
September 23, 2018 at 4:31 am
I don’t know when we’ll be taken up but I do observe these Holy Days and I have found a greater understanding of who YHWH is to me.
June 2, 2019 at 3:57 am
I would love to learn more
April 8, 2018 at 8:45 am
I am just beginning to learn the feast days of the Hebrew calendar .. I was raised using the Gregorian calendar so you might imagine how confused I am right now.. where do I begin.. I want to learn the feast days, what I should do to celebrate them… I would also like to to attend nearby messianic gatherings.. I am in Sevierville Tn..please RSVP thank you.. my name is Mary
March 25, 2018 at 10:51 am
Mary, First I recommend this calendar, but if you do not have it, you can just use the Gregorian dates listed on this page.
All of the commands for observing them are included on this chart.
If it is too long a drive to join with a Messianic congregation for these feasts, I recommend one of the resources on this page. These will walk you through how to observe the feasts and what the steps represent for us today.
Take small steps, just do what you can your first year. My first year I just marked the days on my calendar, and on those days I took the time to study what that specific feast meant and how to observe it. God will honor your desire to obey him and draw near to him on his special days, and He will reveal more of himself to you.
“The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant.” Psalm 25:14
March 26, 2018 at 11:30 pm
Hello, this is my first encounter with this site. I am trying to follow the Jewish calendar, not sure how and where to start. I would also like to follow daily bible readings for messianic Jews, can you recommend a site? Lastly, are the seventh day adventists then right about their worship system? or do they have it wrong somewhere too?
August 12, 2018 at 1:43 pm
I recommend Lion & Lamb Ministries website for the weekly Bible readings, which follows the Jewish synagogues, plus relevant readings from the Apostolic Scriptures.
For commentary on these weekly readings, I recommend Restoration of Torah downloads. They are perfect if you are coming from a Christian theology.
The Lion & Lamb Ministries calendar includes color-coded Sabbaths, New Moons and Feasts and the weekly Torah and Apostolic scripture portions.
I am not familiar with all of the 7th Day Adventists teachings and beliefs, so I cannot comment on that. Chances are, once you’ve studied with these resources for awhile, you won’t worry about what they believe anymore. You will have the truth and know it, and any errors in their theology will come to light. Ask YHVH to share his deeper truths with you directly vs. seeking it from a specific denomination.
May he bless you on your journey and reveal himself to you as you draw near to him alone.
August 14, 2018 at 7:55 pm
Amen and thank you
August 15, 2018 at 12:29 am
I know how you feel. I’m on the same path…….. ❤
May 17, 2018 at 9:58 am
Mary, I have been learning a lot from Dr. Michael Lake on youtube, or http://www.biblicallifeassembly.org/library/series.htm He has a series on the feasts for free to listen to, and book if you want to order. Lots of good info. on there. 🙂
May 19, 2018 at 11:57 am
Yeah same here. Micheal lake is really really God -ordained I believe. I had been listening to Sunday preachers my entire life when I was just a church goer. But when I got truly saved and truly yearned for God, HE led me right to him. Almost immediately my whole theology changed and I saw the word of God not just Mathew to revelation but Genesis to revelation. It’s a beautiful book.
September 15, 2018 at 3:22 am
Mary, thank you for asking exactly what I want to know/learn also. It is a lot to take in. If you don’t have a Strong’s concordance, it is a great help.
May 25, 2018 at 8:55 am
You may be interested in attending River of Praise, a messianic congregation meeting at 227 W. Bernard Avenue, Greeneville, TN 37743. Having visited there, I found it a warm and welcoming place. I wish I lived as close to it as you do. May God Himself bless you in your journey.
September 30, 2018 at 6:08 pm
Thank you..I’m so confused about Passover…some are saying it should be 14th day of 1st month & that the New moon fell on the *17th March…I don’t get it & am about to just give up due to the confusion !!! I feel foggy – headed with it all, if you know what I mean!!
March 24, 2018 at 4:33 am
Never give up, thats what the enemy wants u 2 do and he got you. The most High is not the author of confusion. Youtube “GOCC Signs of the Time”. A clear breakdown of our true Hebrew calendar. 364 Days not 365
May 11, 2018 at 4:37 pm
Shalom, you forgot to mention end of year 5777 on 17 March 2018, which is first day Nissan after New Moon and 5778 begin and first fruits is on april Tuesday 3rd 2018 Nissan
March 17, 2018 at 7:13 am
THE CREATION CALENDAR that begins and ends in the month of Aviv, which takes place right before Passover, shows that the Hebrew year that just ended was 5776, not 5777. So as of Sunday, March 18, 2018, we are now in the Hebrew year of 5777.
Apparently four different calendars are followed: TWO Creation Calendars and TWO Civic Calendars. The father of lies wants us to be lost in time (John 8:44). So for now, concerning where we are in time, there is no agreement about this.
Because there are four Hebrew Calendars, there is actually a 2 AND ½ YEAR WINDOW for a possible year. How? Both THE CREATION and THE CIVIC CALENDAR have two versions. Here’s how these four different Hebrew Calendars mark the time as of sunset, March 18, 2018:
CREATION CALENDAR (Beginning on Feast of Trumpets 2017): Year 5777
CIVIC CALENDAR (Beginning on Feast of Trumpets 2017): Year 5778
CREATION CALENDAR (Beginning on Aviv 2018): Year 5777
CIVIC CALENDAR (Beginning on Aviv 2018): Year 5778
Man created the acknowledgment of the seventh month as a type of New Year’s Day, not God. The Creator God actually identifies “the beginning” (Hebrew: rosh) or “head of the year” to occur six months later: “This month shall be unto you THE BEGINNING OF MONTHS: it shall be THE FIRST MONTH of THE YEAR to you” (Exodus 12:2, emphasis mine). “To you” also means you and me today.
In line with what it says in the Bible, I will follow THE CREATION CALENDAR that begins in Aviv, and recognizes that the year 5776 ended on Aviv 2018. So as of sunset, March 18, 2018, we are now in the Hebrew year of 5777.
March 22, 2018 at 7:17 am
Thank you for such an in depth post .. Sharing this really helps those of us who are completely confused by all the differences…I’ll endeavour to get hold of a Creation Calendar…I’m also aware that the year is also disputed…Hopefully I’ll get to the bottom of this too!! ( I would’ve added a *Lol!* here but this is really too serious I could cry with frustration !!…
March 24, 2018 at 4:44 am
Dear Rachel, you are very welcome. Thank you for your kind words too. I greatly desire to know the Truth of God, especially in the face of this land of confusion we all live in.
Through all the lies and deception, I seek wholeheartedly to understand what’s going on around me so I that can do the utmost to benefit my young daughter’s life and future. I am thankful God the Father is blessing me to understand more and more each day; at least, this is what I hope for and believe in.
March 27, 2018 at 11:34 pm
Thank you for your detailed information about the creation calendar. I thought the Hebrew calendar was from the Creator…decieved. Would you recommend one publisher of the creation calendar please? Thank you.
May 25, 2018 at 9:14 am
Thank you for writing me as I appreciate hearing from you. To start, I came to a decision about this subject last year from reading the Bible and studying certain writings from websites that published information on this topic, so believe we are in the year 5777, and this lasts until the First Hebrew month in 2019 (in the Spring). The Jubilee year is from the Day of Atonement 2017 until the next Atonement in 2018, which is still Hebrew year 5777.
Torahcalendar.com states in part that “The Creation Calendar is the 7000 year framework of time, integral to the design of the universe… God told Noah in Genesis 6:3 that after 120 Jubilee Years, or 6000 years, He would no longer strive with mortal man. At the end of the sixth millennium the Messiah will grant the gift of eternal life – the Age of Life to all who believe and obey Him.”
This is true; however, I have found no Creation Calendar based website that show the actual Hebrew year. This means they also won’t show if they think it might be a Jubilee year. One big reason probably stems from what happened in 2015. Many proclaimed 2015 was a Jubilee year, and made all these predictions only to be embarrassed when the year was over.
One website believes that Yeshua died and was resurrected in 17 AD, not 31 AD. They appear to prove this (although I haven’t looked deeply into this yet). They even show how 17 AD was a Jubilee year. Based on this belief, they created a chart that lists all 120 Jubilees, and lists in part 1917, 1967, and 2017. This looks to be correct, but they don’t seem to recognize that Jubilee years start on the Day of Atonement (in the Fall) even though the BIble states this. So 2017 is the 120th Jubilee since man’s creation–Amazing!
For basic calendar reliability that also includes the correct New Moon, I rely on renewedmoon.com. Here is the calendar page: http://www.renewedmoon.com/wall-calendar/biblical-month.htm.
There is a work called, “Mathematical Bias and the Biblical Calendar” written by Shawn Richardson. http://www.shawnrichardson.com/Mathematical-Bias-Observable-Biblical-Calendar/ – You can download a free PDF or read sections online. I have not read this entirely, but you may want to look at it to learn about the whole subject better.
Thank you for inquiring. I hope I’ve helped you. Let me know if you have additional questions or comments.
June 3, 2018 at 9:30 pm
Good to know the astronomical evidences of new moons relative to the sacred scriptures.
March 13, 2018 at 11:39 pm
Very interested in celebrating the Jewish Feast Days in Leviticus.
February 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm
Awesome, but they are not Jewish. They were for God’s children, all 12 tribes of Israel, not just the tribe of Judah. We have to learn to call them YHVH’s Feasts and not the Jews Feast in order to share this truth with the world. Blessings in Yahshua.
March 10, 2018 at 8:32 am
March 24, 2018 at 4:46 am
Thank you for this specific info
January 28, 2018 at 3:37 pm
The day according to Scripture begins at dawn, in Genesis 1:5. Please do read the NLT version of the Bible and it will inform u that the day begins at dawn, not at dusk. Thank u for allowing me to comment on the post. Shalom.
February 16, 2018 at 11:26 pm
Benny, the best way to get to what was actually written is to go back to the original vs. choosing one translation over another. I recommend this site to read the Hebrew translated to English verbatim. Here is Gen. 1:5 http://www.scripture4all.org/OnlineInterlinear/OTpdf/gen1.pdf There’s no mention of the morning “marking” the first day.
February 18, 2018 at 6:11 pm
I think you may have misunderstood the verse. It reads, “And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day”.
I hope this helps. In His hands always!
February 19, 2018 at 10:33 am
The Administrator is very humble in her comment. The reality is she may be right but some versions of the Bible are more corrupt than others and the NLT and the NIV head the class of corrupted Scriptures. Do not ever read them thinking your getting truth. ISR Scriptures is a great translation, but the bottom line is this. The day started at evening throughout history for the Israelite people and then the Jewish people and it has never been questioned…… except until recently by pagans living in exile using gentile Bible translations.
March 10, 2018 at 8:38 am
Shalom and thank you
January 13, 2018 at 3:13 am
Praise the Lord
December 31, 2017 at 9:45 am
When hannukah.if at all..?
December 10, 2017 at 9:17 am
Hannukah this year is Dec. 12-20 starting at sundown.
Here’s a link to my posts on the subject, as well as a home celebration kit.
December 12, 2017 at 6:14 am
February 14, 2018 at 3:59 pm
I sometimes question myself about the creation of day and no answer.
When observing time in different Countries there is always a difference. For instance When you are in South Africa the Time is Not the Same As When You are Anywhere in The United States of America, When the SUN SETS in South Africa, in America THE SUN RISES.
How can we observe the same day when we do not get a day/night at the same time. If you check your time where you are now and someone from another Continent, the time is not the same, some continents have a day light while another continent has a night.
And this to me sounds like someone Gets a Sunday While another has a Saturday or should I say Someone has a Friday mean while another has a Saturday.
I came to realise that until the Earth come together again there will be no answer…..
25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.
Galatians 4:…9But now that you know God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you are turning back to those weak and worthless principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? 10You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! 11I fear for you, that my efforts for you may have been in vain.…
One man regards a certain day above the others, while someone else considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.
Therefore let no one judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a festival, a New Moon, or a Sabbath.
Treasury of Scripture
You observe days, and months, and times, and years.
Leviticus 23:1-44 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying…
Leviticus 25:1,13 And the LORD spoke to Moses in mount Sinai, saying…
Numbers 28:1-29:40 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying…
Romans 14:5 One man esteems one day above another: another esteems every day …
Colossians 2:16,17 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect …
November 24, 2017 at 5:40 am
Mathews, I understand your question. You’re right, we won’t fully comprehend YHVH’s creation until he enlightens us, and maybe not even then.
Is. 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not my ways,” says Adonai. 9 “As high as the sky is above the earth are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
One beautiful thing about the 24 time zones is that every hour of a Sabbath, for instance, someone in the world is just starting the Sabbath. Imagine from YHVH’s perspective every hour of the 24 a new group of people is dedicating that day to Him.
If all believers practice Ps. 5:3: “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” prayer would be rising to YHVH continuously 24/7.
I like to think that I’m responsible for keeping the “wave” going in my time zone.
Thanks for sharing your thought, Mathews.
November 29, 2017 at 6:33 am
Paul is not talking about God’s commandments in Galatians. Galatians is a letter Paul is writing to a certain people known as Gauls. Their background was Druidism they never kept Torah or the laws of God before. In Druidism you have days and sabbaths that you keep as part of that pagan religion. Compare it to Paul’s other scriptures were he says the law of God is pure and right and just. Hope this helps you understand, it helped me. Always look at what people Paul is writing his letters to, same with Romans. Some people were vegetarians and did not eat any meat. But you read it and assume he is talking about pork.
April 2, 2018 at 4:06 am
The saying that people keep the Sabbath or feasts all in the same day is not so.
there are 4 hemispheres . east , south, west, and north, and includes the phases of the moon. The first to keep the feasts are those in the east. followed by the south , then the west, and the North.
As the earth orbits around the sun , day and night appear . its interesting; going down of the sun, and the coming up of the sun one in darkness and the other begins with light.
count an evening ( night ) and a morning ( day ) an evening ( dark, and a morning ( day ) = 4 evenings and 4 days . within this period of time all of the feasts will be completed throughout the whole earth each hemisphere according to their order of time.
Go back and read the book of numbers chapter 2 ) order of the tribes . first by their banner ( flag ) the lion – East hemisphere = Judah , Issachar, Zebulon.
South hemisphere – Reuben, Simon, Gad.
west hemisphere – Ephraim , Manasseh, Benjamin.
North hemisphere – Dan, Asher, Naphtali
The tabernacle was in the center as Jerusalem is the center of the earth. Everything is done in order of the camps of Israel . this includes the resurrection.
First the first fruits and then each according to their order.
Yah ( G-d ) dispersed the northern kingdom to the nations of the whole earth.
called the 10 lost tribes of Israel. according to the order of their camps were they dispersed. Yah ( G-d) will gather his elect from the 4 corners of the earth east, south, west and North. the gathering always begins from the East.
The coming of the L-rd will come from the east. As the lightening strikes from the east to the west so shall the coming of the L-rd shall be.
G-d is a G-d of order.
Can one imagine when the L-rd comes as Lightening from the east to the west he will come in full brilliance of light and darkness shall be no more as he is Light . The earth shall be in full light throughout the whole earth at one time that every man shall see him.
In the beginning the earth was in darkness and G-d said let their be light and it was so.
confusion is not of G-d, but confusion come from man .
May 8, 2018 at 2:28 am
Great insights, Stella. Thank you for sharing and encouraging.
May 14, 2018 at 9:59 pm
Christ coming from east to west is what came to my mind, as I am researching, no coincidence, Aviv and if there is any parallel with Christs coming. The reaping of the barley which Strong’s concordance defines: barley H8184 plant, grain , comes from H8175. To storm; by implication to shiver, fear- be afraid, be horribly afraid, fear, hurl as a storm, be tempestous, come like a whirlwind, take away as with a whirlwind. Christ harvests the wheat from the tares.
Also 2 Thess 2:3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the “falling away” comes first, and the man of sin, the son of perdition……Strong’s: G575 falling: away, seperation, departure, hereafter, forth etc.
G868: to remove, revolt, depart, draw, fall away etc.
I believe falling away is Apo Stasia in Greek.
God is amazing!! Things told prophets to “shut up” until latter days or end times being revealed at the crucial time. I am so blessed.
Note: definitions are incomplete. If I am unintentionally incorrect, I pray not, but please correct me. Thank you.
May 25, 2018 at 10:02 am
Sorry, forgive me I meant to include 1thess 4:17 then we who are and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air….Strongs G726 caught up: Harpazo to seize, catch away, pluck, pull, take.
The falling away (apostasy) then Christ taking us away.
May 25, 2018 at 10:40 am
shalom Stella, can you point me to some info to help me understand more what you are saying?
July 27, 2018 at 9:54 pm
When is feast of dedication
November 14, 2017 at 6:09 pm
The Festival of Dedication or Hanukkah always starts on Kislev 25 on the Hebrew calendar. This year that is December 12-20 on the Gregorian calendar.
November 16, 2017 at 5:34 am
Thank you for the knowledge this is helpful
October 16, 2017 at 12:27 pm
Shalom Shalom. Thank you for this informaton. ELOHIM bless you.
October 15, 2017 at 11:25 am
Thank you very much for for knowledge acchieved through this web page.
October 7, 2017 at 8:22 pm
Am a 63 yr old male from Coimbatore , Tamilnadu , India . Have been guarding the Sabbaths and feasts from end 2015 . I live in a place where there is no messainic congregation . Am the lone believer in my family . Will it be sufficent if I pray and read the Bible on the feast days . This is what I do usually on the weekly Sabbath . Am like a sparrow on the roof top.
October 5, 2017 at 11:46 am
Mathew, We are not living in “The Land” yet, so we are remembering and rehearsing the days on Yehovah’s calendar. The fact that you are keeping the Sabbaths and tracking the Feasts brings joy to Yehovah. Drawing near to Him and being attuned to His Spirit on his special days are the point of the Feasts and His heart’s desire for us in this season. I know He will honor the time you set aside to acknowledge His times and instructions. May He bless your time in His presence.
October 11, 2017 at 11:30 pm
Keep doing what you’re doing, yes a bible is fine. Pray harder and keep repenting. God bless you brother!
October 21, 2017 at 10:09 pm
God, your True and Loving Father, looks at the heart.
October 27, 2017 at 9:08 am
YHVH bless you. Many of your brothers and sisters here in the USA are on the roof, alone also. But he does not leave us comfortless. I pray you will find another believer with whom to walk this way.
November 18, 2017 at 8:50 am
Amen to the 24 hrs of worship to our Father Yehovah thru Jesus our Lord and King ,for after all it is by his will that we sing His praise.
January 28, 2018 at 3:52 pm
October 3, 2017 at 10:32 am
Other sources say that the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) was on a Sabbath, starting at sunset on September 29 2017.
October 2, 2017 at 12:51 pm
True. Over the centuries the Hebrew calendar has been calculated in various ways. I know of 3 ways that could all be right. I have chosen the one I use for the sake of unity among our congregation. Some have decided not to observe the Holy Days at all because they can’t be sure which day is right. I recommend you seek the Lord, then choose one of the calendars, but remain changeable as Yehovah teaches you.
October 6, 2017 at 8:32 am
According toLeviticus 23 passover is always on the 14 Abib 15 Abib is start of fest of unleavened bread for 7 day the sheave is wved on the 8th day the day after the sabbath,that means sabbath will always fall on 15 Abib and 22 Abib so its impossible that sabbath is every Saturday.
September 27, 2017 at 10:03 am
True, Sabbaths connected to the Feasts are usually not on a Saturday.
September 27, 2017 at 10:19 pm
Saturday didn’t exist when jesus was alive
October 4, 2017 at 3:30 am
There’s the weekly Sabbath,, which is kept every 7th day. And then there’s annual Sabbaths to be kept once a year.
October 4, 2017 at 12:35 pm
The first days of the Feasts are Hi-Day sabbaths
November 2, 2017 at 9:59 am
Dear Administrator, You are correct. Recently, using an old Holy Days computer program, I went back in time to see if Trumpets ever fell on Friday, and to my amazement it didn’t. Then I read how the program works and there’s a “manmade” reason why Trumpets supposedly NEVER was on Friday. The creators of this program applied man’s rules to every date, even to the dates in the B.C. era. How could they presume that in King David’s day that these rules were adhered to especially when they didn’t even exist? In part, the Postponement Rules for Trumpets states: “If the Molad occurs at or after noon, Trumpets is postponed until the following day. If that causes Trumpets to fall on Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday, Trumpets is postponed an additional day (2 days total).” Yet even these rules were not applied to this most recent Trumpets because their calculations were already decided and showed that the New Moon Day would be on September 21, 2017, even though (as far as been reported) no witnesses saw the first light of the moon until early evening on September 22. King David said, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalms 11:3). Knowing the right days to correctly keep God’s Holy Days is crucial for those who want to obey Him. There is a great plan and purpose for all this, even allowing man to go astray for a certain time, but one day soon, God will correct everything in His way and time. Thank you for your help with all this. I do keep God’s Holy Days including the Sabbath, and I want to do it right. Sincerely, William
September 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm
William, thanks for sharing your research and information. I believe most people are trying to do what YHVH asks regarding the feasts, but over time, things get convoluted the further we get from His written word. Even if we’re not completely comprehending all that we read, I’d rather be wrong trying to follow YHVH’s words, than wrong following man’s.
May he bless your diligence and continue leading you in truth.
September 25, 2017 at 6:56 am
I have a question I wish to present as gently as possible.
1. Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement): Is also deemed as “High Sabbath”.
2. Sabbath is traditionally set from Friday evening to Saturday evening.
If this be the case, wouldn’t the dates of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, truly be: September 29– September 30, 2017 which fall on the Sabbath?
We are new to these celebrations and just observed the Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets). We are attempting to be as YHWH commanded and veer away from any Babylonian practices (Rosh Hashanah), as YHWH instructed us to come out of Babylon and to not mix with pagan traditions.
September 22, 2017 at 5:32 am
Travis, the term “High Sabbath” is one that man has ascribed to the Feasts that include a Sabbath, as opposed to a weekly Sabbath that falls on the seventh day. The day and date of Yom Kippur is specified in Lev. 23:26-32:
26 The Lord said to Moses, 27 “The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. … 32 It is a day of Sabbath rest for you, and you must deny yourselves. From the evening of the ninth day of the month until the following evening you are to observe your Sabbath.”
When in doubt, I always recommend going only by the Bible and start with doing only as it says. Imagine you were the only one doing it and the Bible and the Holy Spirit were all you had. It is meant to be simple enough for anyone to do.
I know you will be blessed the more you follow YHWH’s instructions.
September 25, 2017 at 7:12 am
Thank you for the clarification. It helps tremendously.
September 27, 2017 at 6:17 pm
Thank you Administrator, I have some how on the 20th Sept, 2017 put on the TV and watched Rodparsley program on DayStar and had him talk about the Day of Atonement. I had heard a bit before but not has detailed sharing has this program. I has really blessed. I came the next day and logged into Google and found your link. It is really a blessing to read the minds and thoughts of you all that is strikingly amazing about the feasts of Israel and how it really binds the church and world to it.
I therefore hungry to learn more about the 7 blessings of the Day of Atonement.
September 22, 2017 at 12:35 am
Is it a sin to goto church on Sunday???? I desire to follow the bible and our creators commandments… Also I just recently found out about feast days, what specifically are we to do on those days
September 18, 2017 at 1:37 pm
Elijah, That’s fantastic! I know you will be blessed and grow exponentially by studying and following Yehovah’s specific instructions.
Here is a link to what the Bible instructs regarding what to do on the 7 feast days: https://messianicshabbat.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/2017-appointed-times-at-a-glance.pdf.
As you go deeper into observing the actual instructions of the Bible, you may find that many Sunday churches teach (subtly or not) against following YHVH’s instruction, including the need to follow the Feast dates. I would encourage you to seek out the origins of Sunday church services vs. sabbath on the 7th day and ask the Holy Spirit for clarity. Here are two very informative pieces on the subject:
“How Sunday Became the Popular Day of Worship” by Kenneth A. Strand (a paper)
“The Sabbath – Stunning Admissions” by David C. Pack (a video)
I pray that Yehovah blesses you for your diligence in seeking his truth.
September 21, 2017 at 7:17 am
wow your right on the money administrator I was just going to ask if you or anyone on here had read those books on Sabbath, America and Britain in prophecy, Does God Exist?—Many Absolute Proofs!. david c pack are very messianic.
July 27, 2018 at 10:24 pm
The beginning of a new day on the Hebrew calendar starts at sundown, so the Sabbath by our modern calendar begins Friday evening My Jewish friend told me that on Friday evening the family goes to the synagogue to study the Torah and worship together. After they go home, according to their teaching, the husband and wife put the children to bed and have close fellowship with each other. Saturday is a family day and they are not allowed to work or go anywhere. They share time of worship as a family unit and share time together as a family. Saturday is a day of total rest until sundown.
Scripture never calls Sabbath as a day to go to a worship service. It calls it a total Day of Rest. I don’t know how Christians got the idea that it was a day to go to church. Going to church is NOT a total day of rest. God calls the seventh day a day of REST. I believe that God intended for man to rest our bodies and minds on the Sabbath and to spend personal time with Him, not a day run to and fro and wear ourselves out. Yes, every person should have a day of rest. Worship and study as a church group should be on Friday evening, the beginning of Sabbath.
Over the years we have had a Friday night gathering for praise, prayer and Bible study in homes. We attend a church on Sunday as a celebration of the Resurrection of our Risen Lord, but Saturday my husband and I rest from our business and have a nice family day, not simply because of the input from our Jewish friend, but because we believe this is what the Bible actually teaches.
Judy Perrin, author of “Yes, Yes, God Says Yes!” published by Creation House.
September 25, 2017 at 9:36 am
Shalom…..!! dear Judy S. Perrin, i totaly agrees with u, i wonder why the christians tries to complicate issues. Sabbath, the day of Rest is a law and command from our heavenly father Yahweh, is totaly different from sunday church worship of christians, again, it’s not written anywhere in the Torah because Yahosua ha-massiach ressurected on the first day of the week beinn sunday, for that reason observe Sabbath on sunday. In the book of Daniel 7:25…The beast speaks words against the Most High, intending to change appointed times and law.
September 27, 2017 at 11:09 pm
What is a Holy convaction Leviticus 23:3
September 30, 2017 at 6:20 pm
It is a gathering of believers.
October 2, 2017 at 7:11 am
i hope if we still remembering this all Yahweh/Elohim will bless us.
September 9, 2017 at 9:46 pm
You said the Feast of Trumpets begins on the 21st-22nd of this month, at sundown. Does that mean the feast starts on the evening of the 21st or the evening of the 20th?
Thank you for further clarification.
September 2, 2017 at 4:22 am
It starts at sundown on the 21st and ends at sundown on the 22nd. I hope you will be blessed by it!
September 6, 2017 at 6:29 am
It’s a two day event ….it’s starts at sundown on the 20 th
September 19, 2017 at 4:05 pm
It depends on how you interpret the NEW MOON as to how and when you keep it. Some say when the moon is black and there is no light just before the first crescent is the New Moon. (Reference http://www.moongiant.com) Others refer to the astronomical charts and see the first light of the first crescent and keep that day as the new moon. However, the Bible tells us to “OBSERVE” the New Moon. I observed it tonight on the 22nd, beautiful it was. Not the first night of the crescent, but the 2nd. Thursday night it couldn’t be seen, Observed.
The new moon on the 21st couldn’t be seen with the naked eye, however if we saw it on the the 22, then I can declare the day of TRUMPETS – Yom Teurah!
FYI: In the AD 900’s Karaite Jews argued with the traditional Jews at that time about when to observe the new moon. The Rabinnical Jews were doing calculations, and the Karaites were going by when they could “see” the new moon. The argument came down to the OBSERVATION OF THE NEW MOON, yes there is the calculation, and then there is the observation. It was such a controversy that women made it a part of the marriage contract that they could observe according to conscience. Why did this controversy die out by 1100? In 1190 the Crusaders (professed Christians) went through Jerusalem and killed Jews, and the Karaite Jews by the thousands.
In the 1950-60’s the Karaite Jews didn’t carry forward the tenants of the Torah. Then along comes Nehemia Gordon, a Karaite Jew, to research and bring back the OBSERVATION of the moon as well as linking it to the Abib to begin the New Year, from which the entire count starts for the Feast days. Why is God bringing up this issue, in 900 a.d. and today? So we can come back to the Torah, and the true calendar that our Lord says he is the author of.
If God expects each person on the planet, the common person, to do this, how is this going to happen? God expects us to OBSERVE…without instrumentation, without calculations. OBSERVE Original Word: שָׁמַר
Part of Speech: Verb
He has given us simple direction. Deut. 16:1 Shamar Hodesh Abib…we will observe the new moon in the month of Abib and the moon marks the moed. shamar: to keep, watch, preserve.
For how Yom Teurah was changed to Rosh Hashanah, check out this link: https://www.nehemiaswall.com/yom-teruah-day-shouting-became-rosh-hashanah
Psalm 104:19 9 He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.
September 23, 2017 at 12:14 am
Thank you, Nicole. I do believe YHVH is drawing back those who have ears to hear. I’m glad mine were finally opened!
September 25, 2017 at 7:02 am
I love that there are people from all different countries and cultures commenting that they are being called to walk in the ways of YHWH, keeping the Sabbaths and Feasts. Surely YAH is opening eyes and drawing peoples all over the earth! HalleluYAH!
August 26, 2017 at 9:33 am
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September 9, 2017 at 12:39 pm
Psalm 50:22 NKJV
“Now consider this, you who forget God, Lest I tear you in pieces, And there be none to deliver: NKJV And the disciples came and urged Him, saying that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Amen Amen Amen! Father God Most High forever and ever completely. Amen Amen Amen! Fast and praise God for His Son of Salvation, Jesus Christ completely and forever and ever completely. Amen Amen Amen!
August 5, 2017 at 4:50 am
July 17, 2017 at 1:05 am
I’m of Hispanic descent I was told I could only keep noahide laws but something is drawing me strongly to keep God’s laws and we love honoring the Sabbath,please someone help me on what to do thank you
July 5, 2017 at 4:12 pm
George, I recommend you search the scriptures themselves to find God’s desire for you. Don’t depend only on another person’s teachings or opinions for your truth, but find out whether it consistently lines up with the themes of scripture and what the Spirit is revealing to you through God’s written word.
You will see in these scriptures those of non-Jewish descent are to keep the same laws as Jews (especially Num. 15:15-16).
Those coming out of Egypt and given the Torah were a mixed multitude. They were not only Hebrews.
Finally, when you read about “The Day of the Lord”, there are references to all nations keeping the Sabbath, the First of the Month and the Feast of Tabernacles. Is. 66:23-24 specifies “everyone living”. Why would we not be able to keep them now?
But, I encourage you to seek the Lord and His word for the consistent themes and confirmation of His leading.
July 5, 2017 at 11:14 pm
so excellent a reply. thank you
July 21, 2017 at 9:54 am
Do you have a list of places in Oregon that are celebrating the Feasts? In 2017. I am looking to celebrate His appointed Feasts here. For George, in Isaiah, YAHUAH said, and the alien among you, if he honors my Sabbath Day, and obeys my commands, then he is my people, and I am his God. But if he chooses to go his own way, and not, then you are to run him out of your midst. Elsewhere, it says, if you love Me, you will obey my commands. He who is not for Me is against Me. But look for it yourself as well, test everything. Looking forward to meeting you and your family.
September 17, 2017 at 3:33 am
Vonnie, here is a link to a few congregations in Oregon: http://www.messianicdirectory.info/oregon.html
September 21, 2017 at 7:26 am
Glad to find this web sight! I agree! Been alone with my beliefs, but I can see by the actions and words of people around me that G_D’s love still abounds. I am blessed to see people come together during these disasterous hurricanes. Sadden by the trauma that it has left, especially to the very old and very young.
September 18, 2017 at 4:19 am
Amen I’m also Hispanic and We are.. Even when we go onto the next life we will STILL Be celebrating them all. Soo, it’s like ?? You are definitely doing the right thing. The Lord actually WANTS us to. It’s not a sin if we don’t celebrate but it’s beautiful to celebrate when Heaven does . Gets us close ❤ GodBless You
July 15, 2017 at 11:12 pm
It is actually a sin not to keep the proper Sabbath and not to celebrations and keep the feasts because Almighty YHVH actually commands us to keep them. It is an act of obedience. Especially if you know about keeping Sabbath and the feasts. If you didn’t know at all then Abba will not hold you accountable but if it has been brought to your attention and you now know then in obedience to almighy YaHWeh one must observe and keep them. It is not a coincidence that you now know as our heavenly Father does not work through coincidence but by what HE has ordained from the dawn of time. To each one of us whom Abba Father has revealed and in so very many cases has called to keeping Sabbath and feasts, Abba Father has a purpose, for us to tell and share and to teach others and show them the fullness of ALL scripture. Put aside what so many ministers, pastors, catholic fathers and reverends teach and start searching and studying the scriptures yourselves and be baptised with the Holy Spirit if you are not yet baptised with the Holy Spirit. And ask Abba Father to give you understanding of HIS word and HE will. From Prophetess Dezsi.
September 9, 2017 at 5:44 am
Yes, keep the commandments. Read Rev . 22:14 in the King James Version. Email me and I will send you a book. The commandments for still valid today
July 21, 2017 at 5:51 am
KEEP THE COMMANDEMENTS BE OBIDIENT REMEBER YOUR A CHOSEN CHILD FROM THE MOST HIGH. YOU COME FROM THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL THE TRIBE OF ISSACHAR
July 23, 2017 at 1:16 pm
Father God in Jesus Christ’s Holy Name, I plead the Blood of Christ Jesus over George and his children and his children’s children, and I ask that You place him in Your heavenly courtroom for Your Glory and Name’s Sake of Salvation Amen and Amen! I praise Jesus Christ completely! I praise and love You and ask You in Your precious Name, El Elohe YaHWeH, El Elohe Yisrael, El Elohe Yeshua, in the Authority of Jesus Christ completely and forever and ever completely. Amen Amen Amen! George, fast and praise Father God Most High for His Son of Salvation, Jesus Christ completely and forever and ever completely! Amen! I praise Jesus Christ completely and forever and ever completely. Amen Amen Amen!
August 5, 2017 at 4:55 am
George, the Holy Spirit is drawing you to the truth, God’s laws, they were there from the beginning and are with us today, I was a Sunday keeper at one time, but the Lord drew my family into the truth, regardless of what the majority says, He says John_4:24 “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” and John_14:17 He is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor recognizes him. But you recognize him, because he lives with you and will be in you. ” He will guide you, listen to the Lord, not the world. God Bless in your journey.
August 12, 2017 at 8:46 am
The Holy Spirit draws you to the true worship and observation of YHVH’s appointed times.
August 21, 2017 at 4:24 am
Had anyone came back to you one this question?
August 21, 2017 at 4:51 am
What is called the Noahide laws are the same laws the Jewish people are commanded to keep. Do not eat blood,. Note: the blood is to be poured on the ground. People buy meat with the blood still in the meat
One has to wash the meat in salt water until all the blood has been removed then you salted with salt and cook it,. Otherwise it’s not kosher.
Not to serve idols ( other God’s) first commandment.
Not to eat strangled animals. This one is being done in the slaughter houses everyday sold to the groucers stores and people buy the meat in groucery stores every day not knowing that it is strangled meat.
There is more to it than calling them the Noahide laws. These laws were given to the children of Israel as commandments to obey.
When they say you have to keep the Noahide laws, In reality by them accepting you is to keep the same laws given to them (Jews)
When you keep what is called the Noahide laws then you will be accepted by the Jews and Rabbi, your house or home will be considered a kosher home for them to dwell in.
I am Jewish. I know…
May 15, 2018 at 7:07 pm
Thanks for that clarification, Stella.
May 16, 2018 at 5:37 am
Pray for me
May 16, 2018 at 5:46 am
I have been keeping the Feasts for several years now and I have a couple of friends who came along to say that I shouldn’t be going by the barley in Jerusalem, along with the new moon, but that I should be going by The Barley growing in my region which is Northern California. Because my friends are going by the California barley, I am keeping the feasts about 1 month earlier by following Jerusalem than they are which causes division among the Believers of course.
I feel that I need to keep the Feasts according to the barley in Jerusalem because that is where the entire Bible takes place is over in the holy land area as well as Egypt and the surrounding areas of Mount Horeb and Sinai. Do you have any light on this? Should we all be keeping the Feasts according to The Barley in our region wherever we live on the planet? They argue yes because it is tied to the Harvest and you can’t have a wave Sheaf unless your barley is ripe and ready to pick. Please reply to my email with your answer, which I would hope is based on the Bible.
May 29, 2017 at 10:12 pm
That is a tough one, Nicole. Ideally you could both follow the Bible and stay in unity with your congregation. First of all, I assume you have already prayed about it and are following YHVH’s leading. My opinion should only serve as confirmation of what you are already hearing from him, not supersede it.
Because there are various ways to calculate the Hebrew calendar and new moons, I would stay in unity with your congregation, while also lovingly discussing the issue as the opportunity arises, unless or until they are explicitly sinning in their practices. When discussing the Feasts, the Bible often states “when you enter the land” or “when you are living in the land”. Lev. 23 commands the Sabbath and Passover, then prefaces the rest of the Feasts with “When you enter the land” in vs. 9. The same phrase is used in reference to Passover in Exodus 12:25. So technically, since you are not in the land, you are practicing/rehearsing the Feasts, but not held to all of the grain, barley and other offerings, and the same could be said for the date. However, if the Feasts are valid “when we’re in the land” we would be adhering to the Jerusalem seasons. Also, we are commanded to be at the temple in Jerusalem for the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost and The Feast of Tabernacles, which would be another reason for staying on the Jerusalem dates. Personally I believe the feasts are a rehearsal of what’s to come, when Yeshua will rule the world from Jerusalem, so I go by the Jerusalem moons/seasons. But as I said, at this point unity with your congregation is important. You could observe both theirs and Jerusalem’s if you feel YHVH has called you to that congregation, yet is prompting you to follow Jerusalem dates.
I hope this helps shed light on the issue. I’m sure others reading this have opinions that could be helpful as well.
May 30, 2017 at 11:47 pm
Hi Nicole keep the feasts according to scriptures and according to the Israelite harvest as this is scriptural not according to what your friends suggest. Be obedient to the word of YHVH and our heavenly Father will honour your obedience. From Prophetess Dezsi. Shalom
September 9, 2017 at 5:51 am
This is awsome BC I want to know that I am following the laws and commandments of The most high corrections…
May 21, 2017 at 9:10 am
I just heard for the first time that there is a Feast of Return following the Feast of Trumpets. Could someone please give me some info about this? Origin. Meaning. Etc. Thank you so much. Cathy
May 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm
Possibly they were referring to The Feast of Tabernacles and/or the Wedding Feast of the Lamb. Although I’ve never heard them referred to by that name, both of these refer to Yeshua’s return. Read this.
May 19, 2017 at 12:49 am
They say there is a great sign in the heavens this year the day after the Feast of Trumpets. Many believe this will be the day that Yeshua returns to take His Bride. That could be what they are talking about.
June 9, 2017 at 8:50 pm
Thank you guys
May 15, 2017 at 1:23 am
April 19, 2017 at 9:21 pm
Thank you for the information
April 13, 2017 at 9:56 am
Almighty father Yahweh started creation on the first day called yom Rishon, and on the sixth day called shishi, He finished creation nd rested on seventh day, yom Shabbat, of weeks not on any of the new moon or special appointed times of holy feast. To my understanding, i advise or prefer to keep Shabbat on weekly yom Shabbat to be in a safer side than to count lunnar, maybe the person may not know how to count…. Shalom….
April 10, 2017 at 7:12 am
Shalom lekulam, for the information
April 10, 2017 at 6:21 am
Thank you sooo much!
April 9, 2017 at 11:03 pm
Thank you, the site is appreciated.
April 8, 2017 at 5:19 pm
Am very happy seeing the children of Almighty father YHWH searching with eager to know the truth, infact, am overwhelmed with joy. I read about my fellow brethren opinions and contributions about this divine tradition Torah and the holy day Shabbat, is very interesting and i bless the name of the holy one of Yisrael YHWH for this wonderful work, May His name YHWH be praised forever. My thanks also goes to the administrator, May Hashem barruk you for this goodnews and strengthen you in Yahoshua’s name.. Amen. My contribution is, we should not forget that darkness was there before light, when Almighty father created the earth, it was full of darkness and sea and the spirit of Almighty father was hovering upon the sea. And Almighty father separated the light from the darkness. And called the light day and darkness night, And there came to be “EVENING and there came to be MORNING. day one. Bereshith-Genesis 1:1-5. So darkness is older than light. And days begins with sunset evening to evening to make one day not sunrise…. Shalom lekulam…..
April 5, 2017 at 7:58 am
April 8, 2018 at 4:02 am
Very well done up and helpful website. Thank you for taking the time and putting forth the effort to do this. I am sure that God is pleased because your work helps put eyes and thoughts on God. And that is always a good thing to do
March 31, 2017 at 6:33 pm
Thank you, Patrick, very kind. I thank the Lord for bakers like you, also glorifying God with your talents!
April 2, 2017 at 8:52 pm
What day is the true passover this year 2017
March 23, 2017 at 8:42 am
There are various ways to reckon the Hebrew calendar. Our congregation considers Passover sundown April 11 to sundown April 12.
March 30, 2017 at 8:35 pm
Wow. i am Vivian and very glad to have come across this website. I have a deep hunger for Yahweh. I am seeking the TRUTH. i want to live in the TRUTH. the world is full of lies. yet the truth is indeed the way to GOD. I am glad to see people like me. WOW! i though i was always an odd one out. Thanks to God. I wish to learn more on the true Doctrine and be in a position to teach the lost in my house.
March 13, 2017 at 2:58 am
Thank you. I’m trying to learn the 7 feast, and make a habit of them. This is going to be vary helpful.
March 9, 2017 at 4:54 pm
Is the month of Abib the same as our January?
February 22, 2017 at 11:59 am
No, Abib usually falls in March or April on the Gregorian calendar. Here is what I’ve learned about the month of Abib: Preparing Ourselves for the Spring Feasts
February 24, 2017 at 9:43 pm
When we don’t know it so good to ask and get corrected you learn more that way I know I do thanks Brenda& Administrator God Bless Amen!
March 5, 2017 at 8:02 pm
I am so glad to see the truth of FATHER YHWH (F.YHWH) reaching new places and people. THE ALMIGHTY ONE will never let HIS truth slip away, for the truth has a tendency to surface no matter how hard you may compress it.
We must keep the Sabbaths of F.YHWH because HE commanded so, including HIS Statutories, these statutories put YAHSHUA as the centre and the centrality. All who we are lifting and praising is YAHSHUA. F.YHWH had made these Feasts to remind us of HIS valuable ways because HE knows man forget quickly and remembers slowly, as one of the prophetess once stated. These statutories serves as a reminder. The first statutories of the year they remind us that YAHSHUA became a lamb that was slain for all of us and the second Feast of the year remind us that HE is coming back again the second time to take us “home”. No wonder these days most of the “Christians” (Messianic) live as they wish because they have quickly forgotten that YAHSHUA is coming. There is nothing available to remind them of the second coming of the Messiah. RUACH Ha KODESH, yes truly is our reminder but HE remind us on something that we now from the WORD, taught by the WORD (YAHSHUA) [the FATHER shall send you the Councilor, HE will remind you of the things I taught you]. Remember that for us to qualify, according to Revelation, we must keep the commandments and have the testimony of YAHSHUA; sing the song of Moshe and the song of the Lamb. When you enter Yerushalem the gates have the names of the sons of Yakob and the foundation the names of the disciples of YAHSHUA. This shows you that you cannot love the 2nd witness (New Covenant) and hate the 1st (Old Covenant) or try to divide them. No, they are witnessing about the same thing – THE WORD – YAHSHUA Ha MESHIACH.
February 20, 2017 at 1:06 am
February 22, 2017 at 7:21 am
May the LORD bless you.
April 11, 2017 at 11:10 pm
Amen Amen Amen
April 23, 2017 at 9:23 pm
We must be careful of our day of worship or Sabbath. Remember, YHWH did not name the days, he numbered them. The 7th day is the Sabbath, not Saturday, named in honour of Saturn nor Sunday, named in honour of the Sun. We were warned not to pay homage to the Sun, moon, or the luminaries. Also,. If the modern calender has 365 days in a year. How then do you justify Saturday always being the 7th day? It does not pan out. According to YHWH’s word, there are 364 days in a year and EXACTLY 52 Sabbaths with not 1 day left over.
February 19, 2017 at 6:52 pm
I do agree with you sir that day begins at sunrise. It ends at sunset which gives 12 hrs in a day. John 11:9. Also see Genesis 1:14 YHWH separated the day from the night. He gave the Sun to rule the day and the moon to rule the night. He also called the Sabbath ‘Sabbath Day’ not Sabbath Night or Sabbath Day and Night.
February 19, 2017 at 6:32 pm
GOD BLESS YOU CAROL. please u are right on that resurrection calculation. SEVENTH DAY SABBATH remains a true day to rest and worship GOD, Christ did not nail it to cross nor abolish it as some said, It was made for man and not man for it. God knew we will also work, so He set aside that one day that He also rested from His work after creation for us to observe and rest according to Heb 4:9. Whoever is in this site be very careful on what you post to the children of God so that you may not either add nor subtract from the scriptures according to Rev 22:18-19.
February 18, 2017 at 2:29 pm
After following the Passover day from exodus 12– — I’ve found that the day begins at sunrise.
February 18, 2017 at 4:04 am
Josiah, could you say more about why you think this? Ex. 12:18 says, “From the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month until the evening of the twenty-first day, you are to eat matzah.” I didn’t see anything about beginning a day at sunrise. What did you see?
February 19, 2017 at 4:18 pm
Can someone please tell me when do you believe that the Biblical New Year begin. We must first know this in order to determine when our true Sabbath and Feast Days are. Thanks for your time.
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February 19, 2017 at 6:34 pm
Based on Exodus, it is the month of Abib (called Nisan today):
Moses said to the people, “Remember this day in which you went out from Egypt, from the house of slavery; for by a powerful hand the Lord brought you out from this place. And nothing leavened shall be eaten. On this day in the month of Abib, you are about to go forth.
Ex. 12:1-2 (Read the whole chapter for context)
Now the Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you.”
February 22, 2017 at 7:19 am
Am so so happy to b a sabbatharian
February 13, 2017 at 12:27 pm
Awesome! Thank you for sharing!
February 11, 2017 at 11:54 am
Is Saturday of the Gregorian calender the true sabbath? or do you calculate weekly Sabbaths with the Hebrew calender also? I Was a Catholic but have now moved to a 7th day adventist church to observe the correct sabbath. I want to find out the true day of our Lord so I can observe it! Thanks.
January 5, 2017 at 12:36 pm
Ciaron, I appreciate your desire to seek and follow the truth. There was no Gregorian calendar when YHVH sanctified the 7th day as the Sabbath in Genesis and Exodus. The Hebrew calendar is the closest thing we have to what would have been the calendar during those centuries. May the Holy Spirit lead you in to all truth.
January 8, 2017 at 8:49 pm
May God bless you all the days of your life. You know the truth as it stands, it is simple yet wise. HE has given it to us in abundance and speaks through his appointed. Be well, Joseph
February 18, 2017 at 12:57 pm
Would advise you to be very, very careful of SDA’s doctrine. Do your research very carefully. Yes, they do observe the correct sabbath. My husband and I attended meetings
with them, the more we listened, the deeper we researched and were astonished at some of their beliefs. As I said, please, please do your homework.
PS: I was also brought up in the catholic religion……however, when I learned the truth about that, I also left.
January 9, 2017 at 6:45 am
Thanks for the advise carol. Where do you worship now if you don’t mind me asking? I’ve just seen some evidence recently about using the luni solar calender they call it the creators calender timing the sabbaths from the new moon but I don’t know what to trust?! Plus I can’t find a congregation that fellowships using this calendar.
January 11, 2017 at 1:17 pm
Yeshua tells us to study to show ourselves approved unto YHWH. I do not agree that Saturday is the Sabbath. The Sabbath is the 7th day. That is the position of the day in the week, not the name of the day. The SDA claim that Saturday is the Sabbath and they go by today’s modern calendar. So what happens if Saturday is not the 7th day of the week. Does it not matter, as long as the day is called Saturday. 2016 began on a Friday which was January 1st, January 2nd was Saturday. And yes, the SDA celebrated that as the Sabbath. To find the only true Sabbath, we MUST search the Lost Books of the Bible (or so they are called) In particular, read the books of Jubilees and Enoch, chapters 70-73. They tell us the the year has exactly 364 days. NOT 365 or 366 or any other amount. They tell us that the moon brings in the months, but that it is sometimes erratic so it does not determine the Sabbath. The Biblical year ends on the Spring Equinox. This is the last day of the year. The very next day, is the 1st day of the New Year, you must count 7 days from that day and there you have your Sabbath. The name of the day does not matter. There are EXACTLY 52 Sabbaths in a year with not one day remaining. Remember, the Sabbath is the 7th day, which is the position ( and that has nothing to do with the lineup on this flawed Gregorian Calendar) of the day in the week and not the name of the day. SATURDAY is named after Saturn. It is Pagan, so is Sunday, named in honor of the Sun, Monday in honor of the moon and so on. Please, if you want to fill the gaps in the modern bibles, research and read the books that have been left out to keep the truth from us. Enoch, Jubilees, Jashar, Wisdom, etc.
Pray to YHWH for guidance in your search for the truth.
January 19, 2017 at 9:46 am
Thank you for the comment. You confirmed our thoughts and research.
February 17, 2017 at 6:56 pm
My name is Charity Njeri Githui from Kenya. I am a born again Spirit Filled Spirit Led Believer inThe Covenant God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through faith in Yeshua Hamashiac. I am so very happy to find your website as I was looking up to confirm the 2017 dates of Feasts of The Lord. I was born into the protestant church, became born again but I could just not settle in the doctrine so drifted from faith, joined the Catholic church for sometime more because of the freedom I felt it gave until I had an opporturtunity to live in Israel, got to know about the Lord´s Feasts and I became very curious to know more, especially when I saw how Jews were committed to the Sabbath and The Lord´s Feasts. I also discerned God really speaking to me as one of reasons I drifted from faith was having grown up fatherless with alot of problems I could not reconcile myself to the teaching of being content with our circumstances only to wait and be happy in heaven, I thought that was very unfair of God as a father to allow us to suffer on earth only to go to be happy in heaven so I told him I cannot accept that and I “left” the faith. Only God took me away from the distraction of my family problems in Kenya to Israel where on the night of 28.12.2008 on the internet as I was listening to Dr Bill Winston of Bill Winston Ministries Chicago, I learned the meaning of the fall of man Genesis 3 and how Jesus restores domininion and a new life to whosoever believes and accepts him as Saviour. I recommited my life to God, got baptised by immersion at the River Jordan on the Day of Firstfruits Bukkrim and since then Ive had an amazing journey of faith. I however do not have a local church as most churches are denominational based, the nearest I got was Seventh Day Adventist Church but I was shocked to hear how anti jews they are seeming to suggest they have replaced Israel in God´s eyes and their interpretation of the Lords Feasts is very different allocating them days from the Secular Calendar. When I asked why they do not use the Hebrew calendar they were very shocked at my ignorance of wanting to go back to the Old Covenant Judaisim just like most people do when they hear I celebrate the feasts and use a prayer shawl. I believe God cannot deny himself therefore I have decided to be patient and keep growing in my faith. It is therefore a joy for me to discover others like me
January 26, 2017 at 8:19 am
Yes, Charity, you are not alone. There are many who are seeking and not satisfied except by YHVH’s truths. It is hard to settle for less when your eyes have been opened. Even if you have to study and worship alone, YHVH will feed you directly and reward your diligence in seeking his ways. Continue in your “curiosity” for Him.
February 1, 2017 at 9:42 pm
Am Josiah NJAGI and just like you only that I have no denomination for now .am now fully convinced that God is making his church. Am in kirinyaga county and I would like to be connected to the true worshipers of yashua who accepts in these new WHYH revelation.
February 18, 2017 at 4:29 am
Praise God. Excited to come across your website as I was looking for 2017 Feasts of The Lord dates. My name is Charity Njeri Githui from Kenya am a born again believer in The Covenant God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob through Yeshua Hamaschiac The King of Kings a long journey from being a denominational christian for which I thank and bless the Lord as I keep growing in faith. Look forward to learning from your website. God bless you all.
January 26, 2017 at 8:40 am
Hi Charity, am in Kenya too. Am a believer of the Most High. Not in any denomination as the Lord opened my eyes to his truth, I have grown in faith.
My family was brought up in Protestant, but just like you I never felt connected with the Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob until 2013 when he revealed his truth about keeping the Sabbath, the Lord’s feasts.
My children and I do Bible studies at home, since there is no congregation around that is not denominational or keeps the feasts.
Am glad to know am not alone, it was not easy when I stopped going to church. Even family members thought I was being brainwashed, but after reading the lost books of the Bible and much prayer. I have found true faith.
Hoping to one day have fellowship with believers here.
May 19, 2017 at 12:56 pm
The sabbath is a set day. It is Saturday the 7th day and only the feast days revolve around the lunar calendar.
January 30, 2017 at 7:49 pm
Try (New 2 Torah ) Zachary he explains all of this very well. I’m try to follow the Torah this is something new for me .
February 1, 2017 at 3:07 pm
should we keep Passover feast?
December 12, 2016 at 5:05 am
I believe yes. This is what Yeshua was doing in Matt. 26, Mark 14, Luke 22 and John 2. Not only is it commanded repeatedly in the Old Testament, it is a celebration of our own deliverance from the oppression and slavery of the enemy into Yehovah’s ways of abundant life and an anticipation of our eternal promised land to come.
December 12, 2016 at 9:25 pm
December 30, 2016 at 2:38 pm
If i remember correctly Yahsua’s true birthdate was durring passover at the same time as the census and not in December like the catholic church made people believe, however I could be incorrect and feel free to correct.
January 7, 2017 at 3:50 am
You are on the right track, Zachary. It is most unlikely that Yeshua was born in December on the Gregorian calendar. Even in Israel shepherds do not graze their sheep in the fields in the dead of winter, etc., etc. I’ve heard plausible arguments for the months of Nisan (Spring) and Tishrei (Fall), but never for Kislev (winter). Here’s a reputable source for Tishrei: http://christinprophecy.org/articles/when-was-jesus-born/
January 8, 2017 at 9:28 pm
Yes , it’s the feast of Elohiym and we are commanded to celebrate it.
December 30, 2016 at 2:36 pm
Colossians chapter 2:16-23 and Romans chapter 14 says that born again Christians are free to choose whether or not they wish to observe feast days. None of us is to judge the other on our personal choices. Just because someone did something in Scripture does not mean we have to copy the pattern. We only have to copy the pattern/behaviour if the Bible specifically commands us to. As Christians we are not under the law of Moses. We are under the Law of Christ. If we had to keep all the Old Testament laws, including all the feasts, then there are 612 laws we’d have to keep, including sacrificing animals again! We cannot pick and choose which laws we want to keep. We cannot pick out the feasts and say we must keep those, while ignoring the commands to have a levitical priesthood and offer animal sacrifices, but of course for Christians, that would make the cross of our Lord null and void. Out of the 612 commandments which Israel had to keep, only 9 of them are repeated in the Law of Christ which Christians have to keep. We commonly refer to 10 of those 612 OT commandments as The Ten Commandments, 9 of those 10 are repeated in the Law of Christ. All 10 minus keeping the sabbath are enjoined on Christians. As Paul said in Colossains 2, it is up to the individual to decide whether or not they wish to observe feast days and sabbaths, but none of us must force other people to join with our decisions. When we follow the commands of people who say ‘you must do this and you must do that’ , Paul said we risk losing our rewards because such commands belong to a ‘self-imposed religion’, it’s man-made, not from God. We’re now free to choose whether to keep the feasts or not. Those chapters (Romans 14 and Colossians 2) make an interesting and enlightening read. Much love to you in our Yeshua. 🙂
January 6, 2017 at 2:10 am
Many people espouse and believe this. I do not, but will show it here as one of many perspectives on the issue. The easiest rebuttal is that if we are followers of Yeshua, and he kept the commandments perfectly, then we are to strive to keep them perfectly – not to secure our salvation, but because of our salvation, we are now bondservants of YHVH’s. Many people choose to follow Paul, I choose to follow Yeshua. The only laws he completely fulfilled are those related to the priesthood, as our once-and-for-all sacrificial lamb (Heb. 7). Otherwise he did not come to change or do away with the law and none of it shall pass away until it is all fulfilled (Matt. 5:17-20). Regarding the feasts specifically, we will continue to commemorate them in the Millennium (ex. Zech. 14). Why not start now?
January 8, 2017 at 9:09 pm
I think it’s amazing that the vast majority of people who think we are free to choose what days to set aside as holy, always reject the God’s Biblically ordained days, and grasp on to those days with pagan origins…even in name (see “easter”)
February 24, 2017 at 11:22 am
I am Messainic, a follower of YAHSHUA Ha Meshiach, I have received HIM as my Melik and Saviour. I keep HIS Commandments, including HIS Statutories. I am an Apostle of the Remnant Assembly of F.YHWH. We are still a small Assembly of about 20. We have two branches in different areas of our country South Africa. Our site is http://www.remnantassembly.co.za. I am so happy to hear of you, as our brothers and sisters who have the sign of F.YHWH. F.YHWH willing, may be we will meet one day. Keep on the righteous work of F.YHWH, expose the deception and restore the truth. SHALOM!
November 30, 2016 at 11:41 pm
Thank you for your kind note. And thank you for your work in teaching believers to follow YHVH’s commands as well. It looks like you have a far-reaching ministry. May YHVH continue to bless you and unite us all as we pursue his truth together.
December 1, 2016 at 8:28 pm
Wow how informative
November 10, 2016 at 8:07 am
I love this site..am Gideon from Nigeria
My fellow Sabbath keeper SHALLOM..
November 4, 2016 at 6:05 am
shalom my brother @Gideon
February 16, 2017 at 8:02 am
All praise to the most high for his people who are guardian over the commandments an the order love this site keep up the tov word.excellent.
October 17, 2016 at 9:50 am
Why has the modern church of today forsaken the command in Genesis to keep the seventh day the Sabbath holy why has it been changed
October 12, 2016 at 9:17 am
Good question, Henry. Here are two of the more complete explanations I’ve heard:
“How Sunday Became the Popular Day of Worship” by Kenneth A. Strand (a paper)
“The Sabbath – Stunning Admissions” by David C. Pack (a video)
October 13, 2016 at 6:40 am
Remember what Jesus said to the pharisees, ” Sabbath was made for man, not man for Sabbath.” Mark 2:27
October 24, 2016 at 1:09 pm
Yes, it’s meant as a blessing to man, not a burden.
October 24, 2016 at 8:36 pm
Keep in mind Jesus himself told us not to let anyone deceive you… If people can’t show you proof from the scriptures, you are being mislead. Colossians 2:16 – Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
October 25, 2016 at 4:10 am
Here are some Proof Scriptures. Please read and meditate through the following,
Genesis 2 vs 1–3 The Creator plants a seed. This is His-Story we have no option to change it.
Exodus 20 vs 8–11 The Seedling is growing, to fail the fourth command is to fail at the first, which destroys the one who fails not the tree. The fourth command cannot be changed to become the first day, it has already grown to become the heart of the Tree, the great trunk that holds up all the rest of the tree to come.
Isaiah 56 vs2,4,6,7 The Tree has pleasant Flowers, people who observe the Sabbath please our Great God, YHWH.
Isaiah 58, compare those who do not please YHWH and more pleasant Flowers.
Isaiah 66, the full sized tree, in the end times, still bears those flowers that the Creator takes pleasure in.
Revelation 1 vs 10 was never written to be a doctrinal teaching on the worship of YHWH for all of us to follow, those who hold it up as the foundational verse supporting sunday worship are the ones trying to decieve you. John was merely stating his activity on the Sabbath as per his understanding of Isaiah 58. John was just one of those pleasing Flowers and YHWH blessed him with a clearer vision of His plans for the end times.
You too could receive revelation from YHWH if you were in the Spirit on the Sabbath, the Lord’s Day, the one He delights in, the Day He instituted from the begining, the Day He refers to all the way to the end of His-Story. Jesus tells us that He prays that our flight will not be on the Sabbath when we see the tribulation abomination, Matthew 24 vs 20, even He thinks that we will be worshiping on the seventh day the Sabbath and that refers to the end times that have not fully come yet. In thoes days the mature Tree will give up the final Fruit pleasing to YHWH.
Be a Berean
December 19, 2016 at 12:52 pm
Thanks for your well-researched response, Don, and your obvious passion for pleasing YHVH!
December 25, 2016 at 7:56 pm
i thank you for alerting all salvation seekers on this forbiding feast by most so called Christians.These are the appointed feast of which we must observe rather than the Catholic paganist appointed feast.i.e Christmas,Easter,Ascension day,Valantine,etc.
October 12, 2016 at 3:14 am
October 3, 2016 at 8:27 pm
This past spring there were conflicting reports about aviv..was it earlier or later. I wonder if that is why Yeshua said He would come when we do not expect. Because surely He comes at the last trump of the feast of trumpets.
September 29, 2016 at 7:05 am
October 2, 2016 at 1:40 pm
How accurate is the calendar to follow the holy days of God?
September 25, 2016 at 5:14 pm
Valerie, I use the Lion & Lamb Ministries calendar. The dates are determined using lunar phase software. The first of each Hebrew month is synchronized to when the new moon would be seen from Jerusalem.
There are really 3 plausible ways to calculate the Hebrew Calendar and Feast dates, which are explained in this helpful Q & A video on the issue:
(The calendar portion starts at 26:50 min into the video and goes about 14 min.)
September 27, 2016 at 9:04 pm
I do not believe the new moon is the first observed sliver. Ibelieve this tradition was observed post Babylonian captivity and there is no biblical proof of it…only religious leader dictating oral rules post Babylon. I believe it is the conjunction black moon that is the beginning of the month as proven in 1Samuel 20. In verse 18 of this chapter, how food Jonathan and David know that”tomorrow is the new moon”? Because they were observing the final waning visible sliver. The new moon conjunction would be for just a few minutes anywhere in the two day period when the moon odds not seen.
September 25, 2016 at 9:33 am
I agree with you. Enoch also is very specific as to observing the final sliver on the 30th day at sunrise, making that sundown the beginning of the new moon. The new moon is on the day that it is completely black.
October 14, 2016 at 10:20 am
How are we suppose to celebrate these feasts? We live in Swaziland and don’t know anyone who do these feasts
September 24, 2016 at 8:12 am
Annelie, I always recommend you listen to the Lord first to determine what he is asking. Read his word, Leviticus 23. Then take a look at this chart that shows what each Feast involves – the Sabbaths, Gatherings, Offerings and other instructions. For ideas on how to participate in these activities on your own, read this post. For the first couple of years, I used my Sabbath time to study each Feast Day and what it was about. For that I recommend these posts, the resources on this page, and this book.
I hope this is helpful. May God bless you in your pursuit of him.
September 27, 2016 at 9:37 pm
Its really neat how God can direct you to a page. I am a pastor who has begun a new church plant. I had a service covering the Jewish feasts and how we can enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus. I recently saw a calendar that was in a shape of a circle. Not linear like the Roman calendar. Would this help me relate to the church the Jewish feasts through out the year? Or should I go about it differently? I appreciate your response. In Yeshua Jesus
September 29, 2016 at 7:58 pm
Barry, I’m so happy to hear you are leading your new congregation into the Lord’s ancient paths. The Feasts are certainly key to entering the deeper relationship you are striving for. The circular calendar I’ve seen and used is the one on this page. I like that it is at-a-glance and makes the cycle of seasons clear with the feasts included. The one I use for every day planning, etc. is still linear (this one). As a rule, linear thinking is very Greek vs. Hebrew, so you may be right that it would be easier. I’d be interested in seeing the round one you’re referring to if you can provide the website.
May YHVH bless you for leading others into his truth.
October 3, 2016 at 9:53 am
As a South African Christian, how can I benefit from the Lord’s appointed festivals? I confess that I am not a Jewish but strongly believe that the Lord would bless me if I celebrate his appointed time. What and how do I do things that would be pleasing to God?
September 19, 2016 at 8:59 pm
Thank you for your question, Anton. Leviticus 23:1-2 tells us that these holy days are not Jewish, but belong to the Lord. They were given to all believers before Jews existed. And, yes, the Lord blesses us with his presence, revelation of himself and constant companionship as we obey his ideas for how he wants to be worshiped.
I would recommend you first take a look at this chart that shows what each Feast involves – the Sabbaths, Gatherings, Offerings and other instructions. For ideas on how to participate in these activities on your own, read this post. For the first couple of years, I used my Sabbath time to study each Feast Day and what it was about. For that I recommend these posts, the resources on this page, and this book.
I hope this helps you and others who desire more of God and want to set aside his appointed dates. I know you will be richly blessed and God will meet you on that day and guide your steps as you seek and honor him.
September 20, 2016 at 6:52 am
Hi, I have a question on the Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur, how do we fast and rest on these mid week days, please explain, as God has been speaking to me about the feasts and about what Jesus I have been serving. (Paul warns about this) Kathy (Australia)
September 24, 2016 at 5:58 pm
Kathy, Resting on the Day of Atonement is commanded, fasting is not. We are commanded to “afflict our souls” or in some translations “deny ourselves.” Fasting is one way to do that, but the command is not specific. Think of this day as the prophetic day when Yeshua will judge the nations and separate those who’ve accepted his blood as their atonement from those who have not (Matt. 25:31-46). We are to align with his heart, knowing that day is drawing near. With that in mind, determine how you could express “afflicting your soul” with him.
Regarding the mid week, you will want to try to get the day off if you work, or maybe get away for the day if you work at home. It requires some pre-planning, but do all you can and plan to expand on it next year or for the subsequent feasts. Rearranging your month around the feasts takes some getting used to, but seek God for his guidance and draw near to him on his holy days.
May God bless your desire to follow him.
September 27, 2016 at 9:21 pm
The Lord based HIS feasts around the Jewish times. So it is His times to celebrate. And He is pleased when your motives are intended to please Him. SO follow the truth He speaks to your heart. Follow His peace in your heart. Blessings!
September 22, 2016 at 6:19 am
Agreed, Dawn. They are the Lord’s celebration times. I would just add Gen. 1:14, “Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;'” The Feast dates are based on the moon. He created the timing of the Feasts before there were any Jews, or any people for that matter. So I would say the Jews have based their times around His Feasts.
Thanks for your encouragement.
September 22, 2016 at 6:53 am
(Bible) John 14:21 The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who (really) loves Me. and whoever (really) loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I (too) will love him and will show (reveal manifest) Myself to him ( I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.) Amplified verision
September 23, 2016 at 8:44 pm
Read the actual passages in scripture and just do it. The traditions can bog ya down (they’re not bad, but they can be weighty when you’re learning), so focus on the actual commands from God Himself. The fall feasts are over now, so start focusing on the spring feasts. He PROMISES that His command are not too hard for us…They’re new and with all the traditions seem difficult and possibly overwhelming, but they’re not…IF YOU STICK WITH SCRIPTURE. In answer to your question: 1. begin keeping 7th day Sabbath (begins Friday at sundown and ends Saturday at sundown) and 2. being keeping His Feasts. These days to not belong to Judaism….but to God Himself and should be kept by ALL His people.
October 24, 2016 at 1:19 pm
Yeshua / Jesus awoke me at 4:30 am this morning 9/18/16. I tried to go back to sleep, however the Holy Spirit would not allow that to happen, Praise Yeshua!!! I accepted Yashua / Jesus Christ as my Lord & Savior in March 1974. When I got up at 5 am the Holy Spirit starting impressing upon me to look up the Feast of Trumpets and lead me to your website. What a JOY and Excitement of my heart as I read about the importance of God’s Holy Days, Appointed Times and New Moons. After 40 plus years in the Western Christian Church and I Praise HIM for all I have learned on my Journey, what I have learned this morning has opened a new chapter into a deeper more intimate walk with Yeshua. Thank you, Thank you and may Yeshua continue to bless all you do to proclaim HIS WORD and how we need to Obey & Trust in Faith. Blessings
September 18, 2016 at 7:36 am
That’s fantastic Benjamin! Often people have to be supernaturally lead to these things, because of the way we’ve learned about Yeshua and the “Old Testament.” Praise YHVH for his pursuit of us and the revelation of his truth!
September 19, 2016 at 7:23 am
Want to know jewish festivals and their significance to christianity
September 14, 2016 at 9:43 pm
This post most clearly explains how the Lord’s festivals are the basis of all the milestones Christianity upholds: Why celebrate all these Jewish holidays?
September 19, 2016 at 7:26 am
I am a Christian but am trying to incorporate Biblical practice which are of course Jewish…I have read “JESUS and the Jewish Festivals”, book by Gary M. Burge to educate me…I both know and believe by participating in these Jewish Feast and Festivals along with following the Messianic Hebrew calendar will enhance me spiritually. Just need to locate the book you mentioned along with calendar. Please help.
September 12, 2016 at 8:29 am
Carol, that’s wonderful. One correction – the festivals are not Jewish, they are the Lord’s. See Leviticus 23:1. They were given to us before the Jews or Judaism existed. According to Zech. 14:16-18 during the Millennium “it will be the plague with which the Lord smites the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.” You will receive more of YHVH if you worship him with his feasts and take them on as his instruction to you, rather than for someone else.
Here is a link to the book
Here is a link to the calendar
September 19, 2016 at 7:41 am
Is it necessary that we take the calendar from Israel?
Please give me some plausible explanations!
I really need to know which calendar must be used.
But in our fellowship we use Yahrusalem calendar. Someone askedme why we use that particular calendar.
I said it was for Unity’s sake.
That doesn’t seem a much believable explanation.
Do reply, please.
May 2, 2016 at 9:51 am
Jacob – There are really 3 plausible ways to calculate the Hebrew Calendar and Feast dates. You will have to decide for yourself which one you are going to follow and your reasons for choosing that one. Monte Judah of Lion & Lamb Ministries has done a very helpful Q & A video on the issue. explaining the 3. Here’s the link:
The calendar portion starts at 26:50 min into the video and goes about 14 min.
I hope this helps you in your understanding.
May 2, 2016 at 9:45 pm
Go by Jewish calander. The Gregorian calendar is pagon
August 20, 2016 at 9:53 am
Yahushua was crucified on Passover and resurrected on First Fruits. A three day difference according to scripture. The dates here have a 48 hour difference.
April 24, 2016 at 4:55 pm
The Feast of First Fruits falls on a different date on the Hebrew calendar each year, while Passover stays on the same date on the Hebrew calendar. The year Yeshua was crucified the two were three days apart, but it’s different from year to year.
April 25, 2016 at 7:39 pm
This has bugged me as well. The only explanation that makes sense to me is that man has messed up the dates whether accidentally or on purpose. The Bible doesn’t say Jesus died on a Friday and resurrected on a Sunday, that is man’s (probably Roman Catholic) interpretation.
In the same way corrupt men changed the dates and even renamed, replaced or removed the Jewish feasts (Easter is named after a pagan deity for example). Daniel 7:25 may have already been fulfilled, at least partially.
June 4, 2016 at 1:48 am
Click to access JesusDiedHebrewCalendar.pdf
Please check out this website and all who are interested in knowing the truth of the dates of the death and resurrection of YESHUA/Jesus. It is as YESHUA stated, whole three days and three nights. It is Good Wednesday and not Good Friday in the year 30 CE which is what YESHUA spoke about. The article is self-explanatory!
June 8, 2016
June 7, 2016 at 11:30 pm
Amen!!!!! Lord I have said the same thing! No where in the Bible have I found where we are told to celebrate Christmas! The tree itself is after a Greek god and I’ve still to find where the 10 blue bunny rabbit that lays and hides eggs. Easter or as Paganism says, Ester, which is the goddess of fertility. Asked a pastor the reason Christianity accepted paganism
I was told that’s just the way it is. That is the deceptions it speaks of.
July 22, 2016 at 3:03 pm
Your comment is so on point, thanks for sharing
August 11, 2016 at 1:08 pm
September 24, 2016 at 5:39 am
From Biblical text we can see Jesus was crusified right before the sabbath. Most of us look at things in a western way and count a day from 12am – 12pm but this is not the case for Jews as we know the Jewish people observe the sun and moon for their lunar cycle, so if at 8am in the morning the sun raises and then sets at 10am that is one day.
So going back to the death of Christ on the cross, they whole sky went dark the reason it tells us this in scripture is because we all know Friday – Sunday is 2 days but because the sun went dark/set the jewish people would observe this is 1 day, then the sun rose again and Friday evening set.
On the day Jesus was crusified on the cross the sun set twice giving us the 3 Jewish days from Friday – Sunday.
Saying all that though makes no difference at all the only part we should take from the death of Jesus is the Reserection and the promise that ALL who shall believe in him shall not perish but have eternal life as he paid for our sins with the shedding of his blood on the cross
July 11, 2016 at 8:43 am
Thanks so much for the insight by the way i observe the Sabbath and all the feast Shalom be to you through Yeshua messiah.
April 23, 2016 at 11:51 am
In this end of time and to know Yahsua the Lord’s return for His bride.Elected will realise and prepare themself by the help of this task.Thanks.
April 9, 2016 at 10:39 pm
April 12, 2016 at 7:26 am
Why other people are starting there passover on 23-24?
April 4, 2016 at 9:04 am
I believe the Hillel Calendar has Passover on April 23-24. You will find other dates based on how various groups reckon the new moon. There are about 3 different calendars observed by different groups. The ones I’ve included here are from the calendar our congregation agreed to follow for the sake of unity. I recommend following whichever one the leader you are submitted to instructs.
April 4, 2016 at 10:32 pm
I Thank You For Guiding Us, We Should Missed The Date Of The Feat Of Passover .Our Church God’ Covenant Minirtry Here In Sierra Leone We Are Sabbathtarians We Do Observed Sabbath And All The Feasts Of God .thanks.
March 30, 2016 at 5:17 pm
Thank you for this post truly a blessing.
March 27, 2016 at 7:58 am
It very useful to Godly people .
Thank you admin may lord God bless you abondantly.
March 11, 2016 at 4:48 pm
To the Administrator, I left my comment earlier concerning some of the common inferrences Christians frequently imply about the Law.
However, after reading every comment and post on your sight, I think you have done a very good job of providing scriptural based reasoning that in no way contradicts other scriptures.
I’m kind of sorry for jumping to a defensive position immediately in my previous comment.
Very nice site you have.
January 21, 2016 at 10:10 am
Michael, I’m glad you have found it to be consistent with the position you stated earlier. I think many Christians are confused on the points you raised – I know I was for many years. Thanks for reading and your comments.
January 22, 2016 at 7:38 am
The Law never brought about Salvation, but it was always the standard of Yehova’s household for both Israel and the “Alien Sojourner.”
It is impossible by our own means, and it points out our need for a Redeemer, but it was certainly not done away with at the Cross. The Greek word for what was nailed to the Cross is Kairgraphon, and means Record of Indebtedness.
Yeshua in Matt. 5: 17 states “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law…”
Paul in Romans 3: 31 states “Do we then nullify the Law through Faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law.
Those two scriptures alone make it clear to me that the Law is still in full effect. This is in harmony with all the Old Testament scriptures where the Lord says, His ordinances and statutes are “forever.”
If one studies the Scripture carefully, one will see that both Yeshua, and Paul were at war with Orthodox Judaism that both denied the Messiah, and had added a variety of their own Rabbinic Traditions. These are the Feasts and Fast days that are of no benefit to the believer in Yeshua, and what He is talking about in Matt 23: 2 “The scribes and Pharisees have seated themselves in the Seat of Moses; therefore all that they tell you, do and observe (Mosaic Law), but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them (Rabbinic Tradition).”
It is clear the Pharisees were not keeping God’s Law; they had made up their own traditions; worst of all, they denied Messiah, of whom all of Tanach ( Old Testament) testified. They were also “bewitching” new believers that Salvation could be attained by adherance to their traditions without Yeshua.
The changes came centuries later, after a severe persecution of Jews and Early Christians by the Roman Church; any thing that seemed “Jewish” was equated with a death sentence. This was the Apostasy spoken of in Scripture.
It is only by His Holy Spirit that we are capable of keeping His Law. It is not a means of earning Salvation, but is done out of a transformed heart, and out of love for Him, and the sacrifice His Son made for us at the Cross.
January 20, 2016 at 10:45 pm
Well said – I completely agree.
January 22, 2016 at 7:35 am
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March 14, 2016 at 6:59 am
Amen and Amen! May the Lord Jesus continue to write His truth on the tablets of our hearts so that we won’t stumble in life nor lean on our own understanding! Bless you brother!
March 25, 2016 at 9:22 pm
I agree with you 100%!Praise Jesus!
September 16, 2016 at 10:49 am
thanks for the updates. pls help me with the answer to this question. what is the meaning of Jesus? is Jesus the same as Yashua? thanking you for your
January 16, 2016 at 11:06 am
The name Jesus really has no meaning beyond being a proper name in some cultures. The name Yeshua (the Hebrew name given to God’s son) means “God saves.” Here is a good history of how the name Jesus evolved from Yeshua (or Yehoshua).
January 17, 2016 at 7:53 pm
Jesus is the name above all names. Rom. 14:11. He loves you. Invite him into your heart and accept his gift of life and forgiveness and eternal life with him. He is coming back very soon. Don’t get left behind.
January 20, 2016 at 10:58 pm
It evolved from greek iesous.
May 8, 2016 at 8:39 am
Louise… I have to say, I really needed to hear what you had to say. Jesus is my everything, but I have felt so burdened as of late with the idea of rituals and rites, being a gentile believe myself. He said, “Take my burden upon you for my yoke is easy and my burden is light”. Let us not lose sight that if we are under the law, we are not under GRACE. This precious gift can not be purchased with good deeds, but is the most Holy, unspeakable gift of God. Follow as little children, in trust and faith, with the innocence of a child. He said, “Become as this little child, or you shall in no wise enter into the Kingdom of Heaven”. Thank God for His grace and mercy and the power of the blood that conquers all sin and death. He knew every mistake we would ever make and still he stretched out His arms on the cross and died for us. HE DID IT ALL, for me… for you… for all of us who will accept Him. Thank you precious Savior, for knowing all of my flaws, but loving me anyway. We should love one another in this way. “God delights not in the sacrifice of bullocks and lambs, or burnt offerings, but in a repentant and contrite heart” Glory be to God in the highest… Peace, good will toward men… The GRACE of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen
October 28, 2015 at 11:17 pm
Well said Stacey. For all men and women of all nationalities and countries, even for those who would be considered our enemies or Israel’s enemies, Christ is the answer. He calls all to salvation through Him. There are none He would deny if they came in true repentance and sincerity. He would and will accept all of them. That’s what makes Jesus so much more God than any other declared so. That’s what makes Christianity, the “born-again” kind, the only Truth and that’s what makes spiritual re-birth the only means to attain Eternity in Heaven. There are no valid arguments. AMEN!
January 16, 2016 at 5:52 pm
November 2, 2016 at 8:20 pm
I am a Gentile believer. I accepted the Lord Jesus as my Saviour just before I was married in 1972 (43 yrs. ago so far) and though I knew of my spiritual Jewish roots, the Gentile Christian church doesn’t enter into that study in much depth, because as we’re taught God doesn’t require us to honor Jewish tradition.
Well, that may be true, however…. knowledge doesn’t hurt. I at least want to know about it…. all it’s purpose and meaning. Jesus (Yesuah, the Messiah) is the Bridegroom, our Bridegroom and we, the church, are His Bride. It’s only right and proper that we should want to learn His root worship traditions, and the Jewish ways. I believe, as for Messianic Jews (those who have received the Messiah Jesus as their Lord and Saviour) learning these things will only enrich our fellowship and walk with Him. I want to honor Him in that.
So I thank you for this website. Our Bridegroom will be coming soon to snatch us away with Him. Though I have accumulated much over the years in the way of “earthly treasures”, I’ll gladly leave it all behind…. to be with Him! I can hardly wait…. I’m so excited! Aside from my earthly husband, Jesus is the best thing that has happened to me in my life-time! I love Him so much!!!!
October 1, 2015 at 1:50 am
Thanks for this.
January 14, 2016 at 12:05 am
The fact of the matter is God never made a distinction that I can recall in the Bible how the holy days break down between Jewish believers and gentile believers. Those are God’s approved holy days in Leviticus. Christmas and Easter are not God-ordained holy days; they are syncretism brought in by the Catholic Church when they blended paganism with Christianity. If you recall in Galatians 3:28-29, there is no difference between Jew and Greek, etc. Do not believe that the Old Testament has been superseded by the New Testament. It has not. Doctrine and commands in the Old Testament are valid today except that the bloody sacrifice was fulfilled by Yeshua the Messiah. The New Testament is just a fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecy but the doctrine and God’s truth did not change.
The Romish Church has taught error purposely which has crept in belief systems. I recommend studying the Bible and not believing the traditions of man and the lies perpetrated by the Jesuits in order to confuse and mislead Christians.
April 13, 2016 at 1:07 pm
Does anyone else believe the Feast of Trumpets is a picture of the Catching away? Matthew 24:3-13 seems to be being full-filled on a weekly basis, curious if I’m the only one tracking on this.
April 26, 2016 at 10:28 am
September 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm
September 28, 2015 at 6:57 am
Thanks for the info. Have been reading the Bible for many years but have never really plugged into putting into practice the feasts. Will definitely purchase your recommended sources to further my insight & put into practice.
Again, many thanks. I remain,
September 23, 2015 at 1:39 pm
I am so new and feeling ignorant. I attend a Assembly where almost everybody has been messianic for a long time. I’m also not tech savy. I hope this site will enable me to communicate with other more learned messianic believers. I will soon be 70 yrs old and have been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Much to learn and so little time. Thank you all. In Yahshuas name
September 14, 2015 at 5:52 pm
Judy, I’m asking everyone who reads your message to pray for you. Meanwhile, don’t fret about time, you will have eternity to continue your learning. This life is just a short glimpse at our real life to come. All the wonderful things you love and long for will be fully realized in Yeshua’s presence. Be comforted, you’re right where you need to be. May YHVH richly bless you as you pursue Him.
September 21, 2015 at 9:47 pm
Hi I am very new to learning about Yahweh I am so scared because I can not find a place where others gather so I can learn as well.I don’t even understand the feast days yet.My husband and I do not want to be left behind or have to go thru the last part of tribulation.I’m sick and its hard for me to get out but I will so I can learn his word.We were Christian most of our lives and never told to keep the feast days cus we were under grace.Aany way I was told about Father Yahweh.Do we need to be baptized in Yahweh since we know about him him? Do we still have time before he comes for his bride? Can you tell me what name of assembly do I look for.I can Google it but do I look under Christian Church or what name do I search for.Thank you for any help you can give us we need help so I found your name and could use your help.
October 14, 2015 at 4:16 pm
Dolores, it’s not too late, you can still re-align your understanding and your lives to Yahweh’s instructions. I recommend the teaching links included on my Recommended Resources page. You will want to search for a “Messianic” congregation. It may either be Jewish or Christian and be led by either a Rabbi or Pastor, but Messianic is the key word. A good way to determine a true Messianic congregation is one that observes the Sabbath on Saturdays and also acknowledges Yeshua as Lord. If you cannot get out to a congregation or there is not one near you, you my find this article helpful. I know Yahweh will guide and bless you in your pursuit of Him.
January 24, 2016 at 10:55 pm
Thank you, administrator, for what you posted to Judy. I needed to hear those exact words you gave her. I have been searching and have been led a long time through multiple physical and emotional trauma events and have ached to where I thought I would die. This has been for most of my life. Where I used to ask God to get me through each hour, now I have been nudged by His Spirit to ask for more of Him…more of Him… in all my hours. He led me to be with more of Him by teaching me about His Feasts (which I am seeking to learn and, also, find a local Messianic place of worship and teaching which has been a challenge in this area). This website led me to this exchange and gives me hope to pursue Him more. His short life was meant for our benefit and many things about Him, His culture, His true language and interpretations with the true meanings, His actions, and ways He worshipped His Heavenly Father, His everything basically, most of which is never talked about in main stream Christian churches. I still wonder how they arrive at their dates of manmade observances and disregard days that were observed by Jesus. I feel cheated after all these years and my husband, who is a Bible college graduate and former pastor, is also learning things that were never taught. Maybe, because of the present time of urgency we are in, it’s been suggested that the veil is coming off, the Light has come on, to know secrets of God now revealed from early prophecy and the opening of hearts to receive these teachings as the book of Daniel said would be unsealed? Very few, actually none that I have attended from childhood, of the typical Christian churches have ever mentioned supporting or praying for Israel and helping the suffering Jewish people. So, now I am hungry and thirsting for more of Him who satisfies. And, what you said to Judy about the wonderful things we long for in this life, which can’t provide or satisfy, will be fully realized in Yeshua’s presence. Thank you for being led to write that and not only did you comfort Judy in her sufferings but you instilled the hopeful truth of what is to come. May God continue to bless you. I pray for Judy’s peace.
March 27, 2016 at 12:57 am
I’m glad you have been encouraged. It is wonderful to see God calling his followers closer by his side through the Sabbath and the Feasts. While I, too, am amazed at how far the church has veered from its roots, many have also been brought to Jesus – and eventually to a Messianic understanding – through the church. God is removing the veil, and it changes our old perspectives very quickly. We have to trust that God has opened our eyes in His perfect timing for the purposes He intends for us on this earth. We’ll have literally an eternity to continue our learning – Praise YHVH!
March 27, 2016 at 10:37 pm
I, also am computer illiterate. In fact, this is the first time I’ve ever replied to anyone. May God bless you for your courage. I lost my mom a year ago Easter. My mom accepted Jesus as her Savior & one & only, a year & a half prior to her passing. It doesn’t matter what you know or don’t know. However, it sure does make life much more interesting. Just keep on keeping Jesus first place and you will be just fine. Jesus, Jesus, All The Way!!!
September 23, 2015 at 1:46 pm
You Dearest Heart shall ” Come Behind in no ‘GOOD THING” Promised you by the LORD
for you are a Daughter of His COVENANT Sealed in the Precious BlLOOD of YESHUA
The MESSIAH. He is ‘The VINE and you are His BRANCH’ and as you ABIDE in YESHUA
as ‘The VINE’ you partake of THE VERY ZOE LIFE that is HIS… HiIS HEAlTH and PEACE
and ‘All The WELLBEING’ thus found in ‘The VINE’… HEAVENLY AND DIVINE!!!
Take HEART and BE OF CHEER for you are ‘CHOSEN and BELOVED and ESTEEMED
PRECIOUS IN THE SIGHT OF GOD.
September 26, 2015 at 5:14 am
Jtdy, I want tn encourage you that you can be healed completely of the Multiple Myeloma by the blood of Yahshua Messiah. Plead the blood over your body with faith. Say in your prayer, “Father, I thank You for my sickness because You know about it and You can heal me completely now. I sprinkle the blood of Yahshua Messiah on my body, soul & spirit; by Your stripes I am healed. Continue to pray in faith, confess & claim your healing an you will be healed. Amen
September 14, 2016 at 1:13 pm
Looking for information on the Feast of the Trumpets ~ it begins at Sundown on the 13th and goes until Sundown on the 14th? Or it begins at Sundown on the 14th and ends at Sundown on the 15th? Or is it two days beginning at Sundown on the 13th and ends at Sundown on the 15th? Also, when is the unleavened bread offered? We’re newbies!
September 10, 2015 at 5:49 pm
Some calendars are calculated differently. My congregation follows the dates I’ve listed here, which has the Feast of Trumpets on Sundown 9/14. The Feast of Unleavened Bread is in the Spring starting the day after Passover. I’ll have 2016 dates posted soon.
September 10, 2015 at 9:30 pm
Will you be posting a feast calendar for 2016 soon? I’d like to hand one out during my Bible study when we discuss Leviticus next month. Thanks.
September 8, 2015 at 4:50 pm
Jenny, the feast dates are now posted on my Feasts 2016 page.
October 28, 2015 at 9:44 pm
The annual Sabbath Pentecost also referred to as the Feast of Firstfruits or the Feast of Weeks is the “first” harvesting of souls. God’s plan through Jesus Christ (Y’shua the Messiah) for the spiritual harvest of souls can be seen in the physical harvest seasons in ancient Israel and is pictured through the giving of the Creator’s Holy Days. The wave sheaf offering was commanded by Elohim (God) before any grain could be harvested in the spring. This symbolized Y’shua sacrifice before the giving of the Holy Spirit. The first sheaf of grain was cut and brought to the priest. Then only the priest could wave the single sheaf before God (The Eternal One) to be accepted for the entire congregation of Israel. Jesus was the firstfruit -Wave Sheaf offering – and the 144,000 picture the firstfruits – the earlier, smaller harvest of mankind, represented by the loaves of bread offered on Pentecost. In summary, the wave sheaf offering represents the resurrected Messiah going before the Father for us, becoming our High Priest. The wave sheaf was harvested on Saturday night then it was waved before and accepted by I AM on the first day of the week (Sunday) DURING the Feast\Days of Unleavened Bread (Thanks be to Yah & Y’shua, the Unleavened Bread of Life, our Passover without blemish Who ATONED (AT-ONE-MENT) the human family back to our God, the God of Truth). Jesus went before God and was accepted by God as our wave sheaf offering. This is why the Messiah’s followers could not touch him immediately after the Resurrection until after this occurred.
September 5, 2015 at 2:38 pm
Wanted to also share some Scriptures that show the importance of firstfruit offerings. Well the first would be the offerings of Cain and Abel. Also please see Jeremiah 2:3, Ex 23:19, 34:26, Rev 14:4, I Cor 15:20-28, James 1:18, Romans 8:23-24, Romans 11:16, Exodus 13:1-2, Numbers 28:26, Lev 23:9-20, John 12:23-24, Romans 8:29, Hebrews 2:10, Deut 26:1-11, Nehemiah 10:35-39, 13:31, Proverbs 3:9-10,Ezekiel 44:28-30 and Psalms 105:36.
September 5, 2015 at 2:55 pm
Thank you for your contribution and study in this area, Sharice.
September 6, 2015 at 8:47 am
i am a messianic believer since yr 2000 i now in bukidnon philippines……shabbat shalom
September 4, 2015 at 7:27 pm
Fantastic! Thank you for visiting the site, Allan. Would you be able to share for our readers how widespread the Messianic faith is in the Philippines? or whether you’ve seen interest pick up as Yeshua’s appearing draws near?
September 6, 2015 at 8:36 am
I thank Yahweh for your efforts in propagating truth. I would like our relationship to be cordial. Remain blessed.
September 3, 2015 at 4:20 am
I have a question, I hope someone can answer regarding the Feast of the Tabernacles:
According to the Bible only the first day of the week of the Tabernacle and the Eighth Day is a Sabbath day, on which we do not work, but we are meant to sleep in our made up tabernacle throughout the whole week and bring meal offerings. I am correct with the way the Bible is indicating it? Next question: most sites for ALL upcoming yearly Feast’s mention
one day earlier than your site did. I live in Canada and the information I got from another Sabbath keeping congregation is for example for the Feast of the Trumpets starting on September 13 at sunset and not as your site mention with September 14.
I am hoping to get a quick reply to that, due to the fact that the feast’s are soon. Thank you.
For replies please email me to : firstname.lastname@example.org
September 2, 2015 at 11:27 am
Yes, Christine, I read the instructions the same as what you’ve stated. I’m not sure the offerings have to be meals or that we have to sleep in the tabernacle. Lev. 23:42 says we are to “live” in them, so do what you can reasonably do, sleeping or waking, it’s all “living.” But, yes, offerings and a tabernacle are both instructed.
Regarding the dates, you will find other dates based on how various groups reckon the new moon. The calendar our congregation uses is a Gregorian calendar overlaid by the Jewish Diaspora calendar and modified to incorporate God’s appointed times as given by Moses and synchronized to start each Hebrew month on the new moon as it would be seen from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This new moon is calculated using lunar phase software that can pinpoint the moon’s position and phase at any time from any latitude/longitude on earth. There are other correct ways to reckon it as well. We had to agree on one for the sake of unity in our congregation. I recommend following whichever one the leader you are submitted to instructs.
Blessings to you this Feast season.
September 3, 2015 at 7:53 pm
I am preparing my house for the coming of the King, inwardly and outwardly. Pray for me and my house. The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all! Amen
August 24, 2015 at 3:14 pm
Praying for you!
August 31, 2015 at 3:18 pm
I would like to learn as much as possible, so that I may pray for the Jewish people.
Also, I feel that The Rapture is going to occur in the near future. My prayer is that I can educate as many people as possible regarding CHRIST’S message and return
August 18, 2015 at 7:42 am
I appreciate your heart, Martha. I have found both Rabbi Jonathan Bernis and Rabbi Kirt Schneider both very helpful in understanding how to reach Jewish people with their Messiah. Both are Messianic Jews themselves. Also Don Finto’s books on the subject were a good starting place. You can find them all online. Obviously, don’t wait to learn how to pray before you start praying. Remember that God loves them and put the desire for them in your heart. He will honor your sincere prayers and you can learn as you go.
August 21, 2015 at 7:40 am
we THE FINGER OF ELOHIM MESSIANIC SHABBAT use this medium to thank you for the update on feasts of Adonai. May our GOOD GOD enrich with more wisdom in His word. Shalom.
July 27, 2015 at 2:13 pm
I love your post
July 11, 2015 at 11:11 am
Is the Feast of Pentecost 50 days after the Feast of Passover as you have mentioned, or is it 50 days after the Feast of Firstfruits?
April 13, 2015 at 12:23 am
The Feast of Firstfruits is always Day 1 of the 50-day count, so Pentecost is actually 49 days after Firstfruits. Depending on which day Passover falls on, Pentecost could be 50 days after Passover, as it was this year: Passover was on a Saturday, Firstfruits was the next day, so Pentecost came 49 days after Firstfruits and 50 days after Passover.
April 30, 2015 at 9:30 pm
It is after Yahsua assended back to heaven after showing himself to 500 people. Remember he told them to go into the city and wait for the Holy Spirit. 50 days from that, or 7 sabbaths
July 13, 2015 at 7:10 am
Yes, In Acts 1 it records Yashua telling them to go to Jerusalem and wait, but he didn’t specify 50 days or 7 Sabbaths. The Holy Spirit descended on them as they were gathered for Pentecost/Shavuot, which is 50 days after Firstfruits. How do you read it?
July 23, 2015 at 9:03 pm
Do you do observer the night to be remembered? It’s the night before the Passover. Thanks!
March 26, 2015 at 10:24 am
Personally, I do not. I observe all those commanded in Lev. 23, plus usually Purim and Hanukkah.
March 26, 2015 at 7:29 pm
I have been studying The Feasts for a while now. One question that I can never seem to get answered is how to keep them. If Yeshua fulfilled the sacrafical system, then how do we keep Passover? Is the Jewish tradition correct? Should we be holding a traditional jewish Sadar? Thank you!
March 12, 2015 at 6:08 pm
sso620, I’ve created this simple quick reference chart to show what each feast involves Biblically: 2015 Appointed Times at a Glance. The instructions included here would suffice as far as probably a minimum of how to keep the feasts. Remember, the feasts are for remembering what YHVH has done for us, gaining more insights about him and Yeshua, staying in his rhythm and aligned with his “seasons” and also rehearsing for what’s ahead. Yeshua, as our Passover Lamb for all time, is now mediating the priesthood for us vs. a temple with priests and animal sacrifices. But offerings involve more than just bringing animals to the temple – thanksgiving, praise, monetary, spending time in his presence, etc. A traditional Jewish seder contains many great ways to remember Yeshua’s gift of redemption and salvation. I recommend a Messianic Haggadah like this one:
http://www.shaddai.com/feasts/docs/passover-haggadah.pdf. Remember Yeshua’s words during Passover, “Do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19)
May God bless you in your pursuit.
March 12, 2015 at 7:59 pm
What you said about “staying in his rhythm” resonated with me. I appreciate the spirit in which you wrote this. We want to do something to commemorate the Fall Feast this year. Any suggestions?
August 30, 2015 at 5:23 am
Carl,it’s tough to improve on the Bible’s instructions for commemorating the feasts. In this document, 2015 Appointed Times at a Glance, I note the basic instructions for each Feast (see page 2 for the Fall Feasts). Education before the Feasts on the importance/relevance for commemorating them would be required if your congregation has not done this in the past.
Obviously, seek the Lord about what he would have you do first. My ideas would be to provide a place for people to gather on the appropriate dates, maybe choose a charity people can donate to for offerings (often we provide a basket for food donations for the local food bank – something everyone can afford to do).
Think about what you would do if you were on your own for your first time, commit to doing it, announce what you’re doing and invite anyone who wants to participate to join you. (This may be easy if you do indeed meet at your house, as your email indicates.) People could come to whichever ones they want/can. Taking a Sabbath day of rest/no ordinary work on the exact day can be more challenging, but maybe start by setting aside a few hours just for time with God on those dates.
My first year or two of observing the feasts, the feast days were mostly spent studying what each one was about as it came up. (i.e. I printed off articles from authors I trusted on the Feast of Trumpets and poured over them on the day of Feast of Trumpets.) On that day I’d pray for God to show me what the Feast was about, and of course read any references to that Feast from the Bible. The next year, I had a frame of reference to start from and could plan ahead and enter into more of it year after year. That might be an easy way for your group to learn about them together without going to a lot of extra work. (And of course food always makes a feast! – except for the Day of Atonement, which is traditionally a fast day.)
I hope that helps to give you ideas on how to start with your congregation.
September 1, 2015 at 8:39 pm
Just ask the Lord so that your keeping of this Holy Day will according to the Lord’s will and you will not get into a ritual.
March 26, 2015 at 3:08 am
Yes, Yahushua Messiah was sacrificed as a Passover lamb once and for all but we need to observe it yearly to remind ourselves of the day YHWH set us free from every form of satanic slavery and be thankful for the significance. By celebrating it you can use the opportunity to pray to YHWH to set a sinner free from satanic slavery of any kind through King Yahushua .
Yes the Jewish tradition is correct for it is written : Until Heaven and earth pass away not one word would pass out of the LAW and the PROPHET until all all is fulfilled
No! you need not by force of any kind be holding a traditional jewish seder if you are not familiar with it
April 4, 2015 at 7:26 am
The feasts are prophetic signs regarding the first and second coming of Messiah. The Spring feasts were all fulfilled in the first coming of Jesus. He was the crucified lamb on Passover, put into the ground at unleavened bread, and resurrected on the day of First Fruits. The Spirit was poured out on Shavuot, or Pentecost. The fall feasts speak of the Lord’s return. Trumpets warn of the coming judgments on the earth and the return of Messiah, and possibly the time of the rapture of the church. The day of atonement speaks of two events: (1) the day the anti-Christ becomes the abomination that brings desolation, and steps in to the temple and declares himself to be God. The day also speaks of the return of Jesus to Jerusalem where He will establish His throne and will reign there for 1000 years. The Feast of Tabernacles speaks of two events as well: (1) When Jesus appears in the sky and the Jewish people, who have fled Jerusalem for tabernacles in the wilderness, gaze upon the one they have pierced and mourn as for an only son. Then Jesus seals them so as to protect them from the wrath of God that follows. Tabernacles also signifies the celebration of the King in Jerusalem when all the nations of the earth flood into Israel for the first feast of tabernacles of the new millennium.
May 12, 2015 at 12:44 pm
The threads are interesting. This is my first time visiting. Part of the confusion related to the resurrection of Yeshua HaMashiach is the blending of the Jewish calendar with our modern calendars. The Jewish Biblical calendar did not have Sabbath as Saturday or the first day of the week as Sunday. The calendar used by Jews was lunar. Therefore the sighting of the new moon was the first day of the month. Seven days into the new month was the Sabbath. Therefore the Sabbaths were seventh day, fourteenth day, twenty first day, etc.. First Fruits is the first day after the Sabbath. Therefore when HaMashiach was raised the first day of the week it was after the Sabbath. It was insightful your statement about our Savior being the First Fruit from the dead. It is also just as insightful to know that G-d rested on the Sabbath therefore the resurrection would not have happened on the Sabbath. I have read that the reason Jews do not celebrate Sabbaths based on the New Moon as given in the Bible is because of the confusion it would cause with daily commerce with a Sabbath falling on any day of the week.
March 7, 2015 at 6:12 pm
Ah – I had not heard that about the Sabbath calculation from the new moon. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
March 12, 2015 at 6:56 am
So, Pentecost falls on the day after the 7th Sabbath after Passover? I’m sure this is probably explained somewhere here but I just started here. Thanks for your post and this site. Has Pentecost been celebrated as Jubilee? and how does the outpouring we witness in Acts on Pentecost relate to this year’s Pentecost? More questions, maybe privately though. Thanks again to the site and the post, but most of all, THE EVERLASTING FATHER. Love to all, shalom
April 28, 2015 at 8:45 pm
All good questions, John. I have found a connection to Pentecost and Jubilee, which I discuss in my post: Counting the Omer Part 2: 9 Days of Prayer. Part 3 of that post discusses how the accounts of Acts relate to us today. See what you think.
April 30, 2015 at 9:09 pm
Yadeed; THANK YOU
February 18, 2015 at 3:23 am
I am looking for a prayer shawl which some of the Rabbi’s wear; I want to give my Pastor one; our temple is in Washington, DC please advise
February 16, 2015 at 3:28 am
Karen, this organization sells prayer shawls, and is a reputable non-profit educating Messianic Jewish Leaders in third world countries: http://www.covenantdesigns.net/product/tallit/ I recommend their products and materials.
February 16, 2015 at 6:04 pm
i was seaching for the new moon of 2015 and i see your website when i enter it is full of information i am very thankful to your website,
February 15, 2015 at 6:41 am
Thank you for sharing with the Body of Believers. Please clarify for me if I am not of Jewish descent and God gave the directives to Moses for the Jews am I as a gentile believer commanded to celebrate the feasts? I do understand that I can participate if I choose, but is it required?
February 12, 2015 at 6:37 am
Regina, yours is a good question, debated by Christians and Jews. You will need to seek God for guidance. My opinion is that the answer stems from how you define an Israelite or Jew. Rom. 2:28-29 tells us, “A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code.” 1 Cor. 7:19 says, “Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts.” Both of these imply that if you are a worshiper of God, your ethnic heritage is not the determining factor of whether you should keep his commands. Personally, I believe following the commands are so rich a lifestyle, why would I choose to do the bare minimum required just because I’m not of Jewish descent? I would encourage you to take part in the feasts as much as you can and ask God to use them to reveal himself to you. He will honor your desire to draw near to him through his commands. You may enjoy my post, “Going Through the Motions.” Thanks for the good question.
February 16, 2015 at 5:55 pm
Thank you for this reply. Holy Spirit used it to bless me greatly. I’m not Jewish that I know of, but I certainly love the Lord and am growing in understanding the feasts.
August 3, 2015 at 5:25 am
Thank you for information on the feasts. I am just coming into knowledge and why we celebrate and observe the feasts. I appreciate the site and information. I had studied and was led some years back but didn’t quite understand. I have a thirst to observe what Jehovah has set for me to know and observe. Now, in observance (and I don’t have a church home per se) where am I to follow through in the celebration of the feasts?
February 7, 2015 at 11:35 am
Sheila, I would recommend you do all that you can without an assembly (holy convocation). You can still observe a Sabbath, give an offering to Jehovah (doesn’t have to be monetary), eat unleavened bread, etc. Do what you know to do and ask Jehovah to reveal to you the path he has for you. Remember, the point of the feasts is to observe the days as holy, as Jehovah does. Spend the Sabbath days with him even if you can’t spend it with other believers. May he bless you as you pursue his ways.
February 10, 2015 at 8:50 pm
thanks for the reply
January 14, 2015 at 7:15 am
You are right and i hope i did not offend you with my question; it’s just when i found out i was sitting in the synagogue and heard two men of Yahshua talking about us not even knowing his real name and i went off; how can you teach and yet you are teaching incorrectly; i have since stop going to that synagogue and going to one that calls him by his magnificent and marvelous holy and righteous name
January 14, 2015 at 7:14 am
Just was searching for the dates of the Passover and Feast of unleaven; and i am a little confused; you answer your responses with the name of Jesus; knowing full well that is not is name Yahshua; Yahweh is his father; is there a reason for this??
January 12, 2015 at 9:05 am
Karen, you are right – when someone calls our Messiah Jesus, I also call him Jesus when I’m talking to them. My goal is to meet them where they are and bring them along, not correct them on every point. I called on Yeshua as Jesus for 35 years, and he was patient in answering me. I believe once people understand the Hebrew roots of their faith, their complete vocabulary will change, including how they refer to the Messiah, as it did for me. Thanks for your passion in using his Hebrew name!
January 14, 2015 at 6:33 am
Why did you, as many Americans do, use the name Yeshua for our Redeemer? The family name is YAH = I was, am and will be, in other words: The Eternal and Our Creators Name is Yahweh, his Son’s Name is consequently: Yashua or Yahushua which means: Yahweh is our (eternal) Salvation. We are free and requested to call Father and Son by Their Holy Names. Yeshua means nothing and Jesus has been derived from the Greek god isous, their god of healing…..
January 2, 2015 at 10:30 am
Thank you for your input, Richard. There are varying schools of thought on both YHVH’s and Yeshua’s names. My learning has brought me as far as the name Yeshua, but I’m still listening, seeking and learning.
February 10, 2015 at 8:57 pm
In the New Testament scriptures Jesus never called him any name but FATHER and we are instructed to call no man Father as well.When the apostles asked Jesus how should we pray Jesus then gave them what we call the Lords prayer”Our FATHER which are in heaven hallowed be thy name…” The scriptures say that our FATHER will have a new name and he will write it upon us.Scriptures write that we have been calling him pagan names he says one day you will call me ishi husband.I am not sure aboult that name Yahweh but Jesus said my father and your FATHER..I call him FATHER.
April 18, 2016 at 12:18 am
let me first say I found this by going to Nehemiah Gordon who I have great respect for in accuracy of feast days and Hebrew understanding. I don’t know if I will find it again. I have to commend Richard Roeders for knowing correct Names and spelling of the Father and Son of which THERE IS NO OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN BY WHICH WE ARE OR CAN BE SAVED! Yahweh or some may be correct with YaHoVah . But just as important the Name of our Messiah Whose very Name means our Salvation is None other than Yahu.shua! I hope all who read this correct information will understand that you cannot be saved by what many think is jesus notice I did not capitalize it because it is not the Name of our Messiah! After the catholic church got through burning our Bibles and giving back their translations they had no intentions of us being saved so they tried through Constenine to make us think the one to save us was called jesus. with that name they included December 25 for pagan Christmas birthday also easter which are both honoring pagan gods tammuz and isthar. I encourage all who read this to do their homework and study to show yourselves approved for what the real Truth of the Bible says. All who think jesus is the name to trust in will be sadly disappointed when our Messiah says depart from me I never knew you you workers of lawlessness! Please check out Nehemiah Gordon on the Name of God or A Rood Awakening by Michael Rood on youtube Both of these Bible scholars and excellent teachers are VERY GOOD at expressing MUCH TRUTH to us for our better understanding of what the Bible REALLY SAYS. My husband and I have learned MUCH from both of these men. May YaHoVah bless all who read this! thank you for listening.
October 19, 2015 at 12:22 pm
Iam jewish but I live in Nigeria. Yahweh is one. glory to Yahweh
October 7, 2014 at 12:23 pm
Are there any fasting requirements for the days before the feast of tabernacles?
October 5, 2014 at 7:37 am
No, not according to the Bible.
October 8, 2014 at 7:55 am
Happy feast of trumpet
September 25, 2014 at 11:06 am
is messianic sabbath have something to do with the house of Yahweh at Abilene Texas in USA?
May 23, 2014 at 5:26 am
No, no affiliation, but from their website, it looks like they are part of the Messianic movement, as well.
May 26, 2014 at 8:41 pm
I am a seventh day Adventist an I discovering about the feast I am,willing to learn more so DAT I can keep them b4 Jesus comes pls help
April 25, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Thapelo, it looks like you’ve seen my articles on the subjects of the Feasts. If you are unable to get a copy of the book I recommend, “The Feasts of the Lord”, you might begin with putting the dates listed on this page on your calendar as God’s holy days and print this reference guide, which lists all the commands for observing them. I started by using those days to seek God and to study what each day meant to Him, so that I could line up with His spirit on each day. I kept a diary of my learnings, so I could continue with it the next year. If you are diligent in making the effort to do what you know, God will guide you and provide you revelation directly. May God bless you in your pursuit of His truth.
June 9, 2014 at 8:07 pm
I think I need to question the fact that Jesus rose on Sunday. The fact that Jesus states in Matthew 13:40 “for as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”. He states 3 days and 3 nights, not partial days and nights. The day is 12 hours, and the night is 12 hours. A biblical day runs from sunset to sunset. If Jesus was crucified on Friday and rose on Sunday, as many are taught, the time frame makes this verse untrue! Jesus was crucified on a “high” sabbath day. See John 19:31-37 (KJV). This was an annual Sabbath, not a weekly sabbath. It was the sabbath before Passover. Jesus was our Passover Lamb. I believe Jesus was crucified on a Wednesday, was laid quickly in the tomb before sunset, and just before sunset ( 72 hours later) which would be Saturday, Jesus was Resurrected from the dead. When the women arrived at the tomb to annoint his body very early Sunday, the stone had already been rolled back, Not to let him out, but to let the women in to see the empty tomb. The angel then tells them to inform the disciples, especially Peter, that Jesus is ALIVE!
If I believe the Friday crucifixon, and Sunday resurrection, then the bible is not true.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
In His Hands always….
April 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm
Carol, you are right, there are various ways to calculate it. I shouldn’t definitively say Yeshua rose on Sunday, it could have been Saturday on the Hebrew calendar. I agree with you, Friday doesn’t add up correctly. Whether you believe Yeshua rose on Saturday or Sunday, the command to observe the Feast of Firstfruits in Ex. 23:9-11 includes the day – “on the day after the Sabbath.” which makes the observance of it a Sunday. Given that Yeshua died on the exact day of Passover, and the Holy Spirit was poured out on the exact day of Pentecost, It would follow that Yeshua’s resurrection took place on the exact day of Firstfruits, which would be why we are to observe that day, but the Bible does not say specifically, so we are left to our own calculations. Thank you for your thoughtful comment.
June 23, 2014 at 9:43 pm
Sorry, I need to correct the Chapter in Matthew from 13:40 to Matthew 12:40. Have a wonderful day.
June 24, 2014 at 11:14 am
Shalom Carol joy 2 read your findings on death & resurrection of Messiach I too share same significant calculations. Lev 23 also makes absolutly clear as to Whose Feasts they are “These are MY Feasts says Yahuweh 1v2. th tribe of Judah are only ones who hv preserved thes wonderful Feasts which hold Yahuwehs plan of Salvation for all mankind so we rely on our (brother) to lead us how to observe thm. Its been confusing ths year couldnt find help to observe th correct date seem like “lost sheep” trying to fit in with Jewish date for Pesach & First Fruits! Bt Abba looks into our inner most devotions to Him His compassion endures forever HalleluYAH! Lydia April 5th 2015
April 5, 2015 at 8:48 am
my dear your calculation is right its wednesday to saturday,and SABBATH remain a true day to worship God and rest.
February 18, 2017 at 2:59 pm
We here in Benin Republic appreciate all your efforts for the Kingdom. May the Feast of Passover and the Day of the Unleavened Bread bring joy to you all.
April 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm
Thank you for your teaching ministry
April 3, 2014 at 2:45 am
tanx a lot. Pls ar we not suppose to say or shout happy new year to our frnds as d bible said dis is d begining of our monts?
April 2, 2014 at 1:13 am
You are right, Mr. Charles, Nisan is the first month of the Hebrew calendar (Exodus 12). Most Christians do not realize that. I would agree that wishing people a happy new year could be a conversation starter regarding the Hebrew calendar and God’s instructions.
April 8, 2014 at 8:03 pm
tanx a lot for this,ADONAI bless u for this good work. Shalom
March 30, 2014 at 1:13 pm
Thank you for the teaching, I wish we had more teaching in my area, Bowie MD, i do fellowship at two messianic congregations sometimes, thanks again
March 27, 2014 at 8:29 am
If Passover is April 14/15 this year, why is it that you stated above to Myra that Jesus rose on April 20, the day of the feast of the firstfruits…wouldn’t it be 3 days and 3 nights after the Passover?
March 25, 2014 at 2:26 pm
Judy, thank you for your intelligent question. This confuses many people because we are used to our holidays falling on the same day of the week each year. Here is the explanation:
Passover is always on Nisan 15 (according to Lev. 23:5). Since Shavuot must be on a Sunday 50 days from First Fruits (Lev. 23:15-16), First Fruits is always scheduled for the Sunday after Passover. This causes the number of days between Passover and First Fruits to change from year to year. First Fruits is based on a day of the week and Passover is based on the date and moves from day to day on the calendar each year. The year Jesus died and rose, First Fruits did fall 3 days after Passover – remember Jesus rose on a Sunday, which would’ve been the first Sunday after Passover which made that Sunday the Feast of First Fruits that year.
It’s no wonder it’s confusing! I hope that helps explain it.
Thanks again for your question.
March 25, 2014 at 7:16 pm
How do you know that Jesus rose on a Sunday? I’ve heard that it may have been on the Sabbath (and He died on a Wednesday). As you can see, I am new to all these feasts, but am eager to learn. Thanks!
March 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm
Luke 24:1 tells us, “On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.” The first day of the week on the Hebrew calendar is the same as the Gregorian calendar – a Sunday. One difference, on the Hebrew calendar a day goes from sundown to sundown, so Sunday would’ve begun on what the Gregorian calendar refers to as Saturday night. Practicing the feasts is a wonderful way to learn more about YHVH.
April 8, 2014 at 8:18 pm
Are these dates in accordence to the postponements of Hillel II?
February 22, 2014 at 2:50 am
Not necessarily. I do not follow the teachings of Hillel II, so I have not compared them.
March 4, 2014 at 9:28 pm
What is the day of the feast of the first-fruits when Jesus was crucified?
February 8, 2014 at 11:59 am
Jesus was crucified on Passover and rose from the dead on the Feast of First Fruits. This year it falls on April 20. In Leviticus 23:9-14 it is established as the day the Israelites bring the first of their produce from the first crop of the year to the temple as an offering. The understanding is that as the first of their produce was accepted by God, so would the rest of the crop be. This is symbolic of Jesus being the first acceptable offering to God and the first to rise from the dead, indicating that the rest of Jesus’ followers would also be acceptable to God and rise from the dead, as stated in 1 Cor. 15:20-23. I observe it by meditating on the implications of Jesus’ resurrection and by bringing an offering of my resources to God. Thanks for your question, Myra. May God bless you in your pursuit of his truths.
February 9, 2014 at 8:52 pm
I was looking for the dates of the feasts and I found your site. You do not mention where these dates and times are calculated for. Are these dates as per Jerusalem or where?
August 2, 2013 at 10:35 am
Jerry, You are right, there are various ways these dates are calculated. For the sake of unity, the congregation I attend has agreed to follow the Messianic Calendar put out by Lion and Lamb Ministries. Here is how that is calculated: The Gregorian calendar is overlaid by the Jewish Diaspora calendar and modified to incorporate God’s appointed times as given by Moses and synchronized to start each Hebrew month on the new moon as it would be seen from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This new moon is calculated using lunar phase software that can pinpoint the moon’s position and phase at any time from any latitude/longitude on earth. I echo the statement included in their calendar, “Our calendar is not perfect, but our hope is that all Messianic believers who use our calendar will learn to keep the Sabbaths and the feasts in the way that the Lord has impressed upon us individually.”
Thanks for your question.
August 14, 2013 at 8:29 pm
The next new moon appears on Friday, September 6, 2013 after the sun sets. The moon will be setting just a couple of hours after the sun, so there is a small timeframe in which to actually view it on the Western horizon after the brightness of the sun has diminished. A biblical new moon begins on the first day of each Hebrew month. September 6 is the first day of the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar – the month of Tishrei. Tishrei 1 is also the day of the Feast of Trumpets referenced in Lev. 23:23-35. You can see all the New Moon dates for 2013 here.
Thanks for your question. I hope you will “taste and see” the beauty of God’s monthly time of renewal.
August 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm